Thomas Mangloña I I

 Correspondent

I am pursuing my B.A. in Media Studies at the University of California-Berkeley on a full ride thanks to the Gates Millennium Scholarship. I currently serve as the Executive Director for CalTV after a year and a half as the News Director and general assignment reporter. I recently worked as a Correspondent for the Pacific News Center for their ABC7 and FOX6 platforms. I will be working with ABC7 in SF-Bay Area starting May 2018. 


My passion for journalism began in elementary school. I woke up every morning at 6 a.m. to watch Christiane Amanpour read the day’s headlines before heading to school.


In middle school, I started my own news blog to document events on my home island of Rota, CNMI, where no newspaper is printed or reporter resides. Not long after, I moved to the neighboring island of Saipan for better opportunities and was able to work for several news outlets. 


I previously reported for the Saipan Tribune, North Star, Taga Sports Magazine, and Marianas Variety and solely reported on Rota news on my blog "Rota Today."


I am a proud Pacific Islander and news junkie who is passionate about diversity and fair representation in the media

 
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