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CSUN Journalism Grad Heads to Big Sky Country

As an intern for KABC and then KCBS-KCAL, one of Mayra Castaneda’s responsibilities was to get B-roll from Los Angeles Lakers games and practices. Since on-air folks cannot always be present to interview the likes of Kobe and Pau, people like Castaneda fill an important gap.

In fact, after driving the 19 hours that separate LA from Montana to start her first post-graduation gig with the ABC-TV affiliate in Great Falls, Castaneda is hoping she can leverage her days with the purple and gold. From her new bio page:

She says interviewing Phil Jackson before he retired was a dream come true and hopes to run into him while in Montana!

Sounds like a plan. At Cal State Northridge, where she graduated in May with a major in journalism and minor in sociology, Castaneda contributed to the weekly campus newscast Valley View News. FishbowlLA wishes her all the best at KFBB-TV, where her first batch of stories have included items about a non-profit’s campaign and a purveyor of lab-grown meat.

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