Brian Mendoza is a reporter covering South Jersey news for Telemundo62. You can watch his live reports weekdays at 5 PM, 5:30 PM, 6 PM and 11 PM.
Brian joined Telmundo62 in May 2017. He is most passionate about being able to connect and give back to the community, especially through storytelling.
“Delivering quality stories is my passion,” said Brian. “Meeting people and being able to interpret their stories in a way where viewers can also learn from their experiences is very rewarding as a journalist.”
One of the most memorable stories that Brian has covered during his time as a journalist was the immigration crisis in McAllen, Texas at the Mexican border during 2014. The vulnerability and raw emotions of families, especially children, had a huge impact on him.
Born in Naranjal, Ecuador, Brian’s immigrated to the United States with his family when was eight years old. Prior to joining Telemundo62, he worked as a multi-media journalist and fill-in anchor at Spanish-language station WUNI in Boston. Prior to this, Brian worked as an anchor and producer at Telemundo affiliate station in Abilene, Texas. He earned his bachelor’s degree in Communications from the University of Houston.
Brian is most excited about the rich history that is embedded in the Greater Philadelphia area and getting to know the people in the community. When he is not on the news, he enjoys Salsa dancing and spending time with his family and friends. He resides in Williamstown, New Jersey.
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