Meet Our Students

The Next Generation Radio project is a full-scale, digital-first multimedia training project with emphasis on audio. The program is a series of week-long training projects that offers students or early-career journalists the opportunity to work with mentors to report and produce an in-depth audio story. If you are interested, please contact us through our website. The March 2019 USC #nextgenradio project for student journalists is created in partnership with the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.

Stephanie Aceves

Stephanie Aceves is a communication major at the University of Southern California. She is a multimedia journalist on the live TV news show, Annenberg TV News. She is also involved as a multimedia journalist for Dimelo, the Latino media outlet for Annenberg Media. She is passionate about covering marginalized communities and strives to give people of color a voice.

Sandy Chávez

Sandy Chávez,  a student at California State University, Northridge, has been hosting her on show since January 2018 on The Latin Alternative 88.5FM. She is also a health reporter on the CSUN student media production,“Valley View News,” currently an editorial intern at Hubwav media. She is a free spirit who centers her life around love — for herself, family, and career. She’s a joyful and comedic soul who think jokes are the best ice breakers.

Hafsa Fathima

Hafsa Fathima is a writer and multimedia journalist currently pursuing a Master’s degree in Journalism at USC Annenberg. She enjoys producing stories on culture, religion, immigration and popular culture for different multimedia platforms. Her work has been featured by The Hindu, The Red Elephant Foundation and Annenberg Media.

Raised between Canada and India, Fathima’s multicultural perspective informs her work immensely. She is most interested on documenting stories on the periphery and of issues untold. When she’s not writing, she enjoys trivia nights, debating how Game of Thrones will end and cheering on the Toronto Maple Leafs.


Jessica Flores

Jessica Flores is currently pursuing a master’s degree in journalism at the University of Southern California. She’s a multimedia journalist focused on arts, culture, race and identity. As an editor and reporter for USC Annenberg Media, she covers the diverse communities in Los Angeles. On her free time she likes to shoot street photography and find new coffee shops to work in. You can find her on Twitter.


Son Ly

Son Ly is a senior studying broadcast journalism at California State University, Northridge. He’s also the Executive Producer of Valley View News, a weekly student TV newscast at CSUN. He aspires to work as a news producer at either a local radio or TV news station in the future. He’s passionate about covering unjust issues that impact the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

Megan Manata

Megan Manata is a reporter working towards her Master’s degree in Journalism at the University of Southern California. As a multimedia reporter, editor and producer for Annenberg Media she’s covered stories that focus on human interest, science and health, food and pop culture.

Manata has a food news segment, “Chew On This” for Annenberg Radio, and is a Monday night TV Anchor for Annenberg TV.

When Manata is not working, she likes to eat cake and drink tea at coffee shops.