Mariecar Mendoza is the senior arts and entertainment editor for the San Francisco Chronicle, where she manages daily coverage and audience engagement for Datebook and datebook.sfchronicle.com.
Prior to The Chronicle, Mariecar was a features digital editor for the Los Angeles News Group, helping cover major pop culture moments in the region like Coachella and Comic-Con to the Emmys and Oscars. She also worked as a multimedia news reporter for several publications throughout the state.
Mariecar currently serves as the vice president of the Asian American Journalists Association’s San Francisco-Bay Area chapter and is co-director of AAJA Features Forum, a group that aims to provide programming, services and support for features, arts, entertainment and lifestyle journalists of color.
Mariecar is a Bay Area native and is glad to be back home.