Elena Mendoza joined the News 12 team in May 2016 as a reporter.
Elena Mendoza joined the News 12 team in May 2016 as a reporter, and she is excited to begin her journalism career in Texoma.
Elena was born in Galveston, Texas, and grew up in Friendswood, Texas. At 12 years old, she moved to Phoenix, Ariz. Elena says her passion for journalism began in high school, where she reported the morning announcements for two years.
She graduated cum laude in May 2016 from Arizona State University with a bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication.
During her collegiate years, she covered business and weather for the school's radio station, KASC Blaze Radio 1330 AM and reported on the consumer beat for Cronkite News, the award-winning student-run newscast for Arizona PBS.
Elena was also active within her sorority, Kappa Kappa Gamma.
In her free time, Elena enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing volleyball, attending country concerts, shopping and watching football, especially if the Houston Texans are playing (sorry, Cowboys fans!).
Elena would love to hear from you! To get in touch with her, you can email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet her at @ElenaNews12.