Interviews and reviews for pop culture aficionados!
We are culturally obsessed because we love pop culture, film, fashion, and music in its entirety. We are obsessed with the past and future of the arts just as much as the present. We celebrate the creator and all the filmmakers, musicians, artists who have, and continue to inspire us. We are obsessed with creation and inspiration.
Jennifer E. Ortega – Co-Owner, Executive Producer
Jennifer Ortega is the co-owner & executive producer of Culturally Obsessed & Muse TV. She is a graduate of NYU, Tisch School of the Arts, with a Bachelor of Arts in Film & Television. Jennifer is known for her humor, pop culture knowledge, candor and authenticity that make her on-camera interviews stand out. She originally got her start working for esteemed indie producer, Ben Barenholtz in New York and went on to work in television production on various reality shows for multiple networks including TBS & FOX. Jennifer has developed pilots, screenplays and has acted as a story consultant.
Jennifer is naturally talkative, inquisitive and loves connecting with people. This combined with her sincere enthusiasm and appreciation of film led her to entertainment journalism. She has published film & television reviews, exclusive interviews and event coverage for various online publications. She has also moderated various panels at film screenings. Jennifer is based in her hometown, Los Angeles where she can be found listening to The Smiths and rewatching old episodes of Twin Peaks.
Michael Sandoval – Co-Owner, Executive Producer
Michael is the founder and executive producer of MUSE and MUSE TV, a digital publication being seen in 132+ countries. MUSE launched in 2012 and since then have interviewed and attended some of the biggest events in Music, Entertainment, and Sports.
Michael, a Southern California Native and a graduate of Don Bosco Technical Institute and California State University, Fullerton, with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications with an Emphasis in Journalism. After working for the KTLA Morning News, he ventured into the business side of the sports and entertainment industry with the National Hockey League, LA Galaxy and Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim to name a few. After 11 productive years, Michael decided to create MUSE – Music Unity Sports Entertainment, a sports and entertainment website (mobile app launching soon on iTunes Store and Google Play) with the purpose of bringing people closer to the sports and entertainment industry, but also allowing an area to let readers know about ways to help and give back to their community.
Michael is a member of the Hollywood Critics Association.
Jesse Hughes – Senior Reporter, Producer
Jesse Hughes is best known as the frontman of the rock bandEagles of Death Metal (EODM) and brings with him a unique insider’s perspective to the entertainment business. Hughes formed Eagles of Death Metal in 1998 along with lifelong best friend, Queen of the Stone Age’s Josh Homme. They released their debut album, Peace Love Death Metal in 2004. EODM subsequently released Death By Sexy (2006), Heart On (2008), and Zipper Down (2015). Hughes has recorded two solo albums as Boots Electric, Honky Kong (2011) & EODM Presents Boots Electric Performing The Best Songs We Never Wrote (2019). His music has been featured on several soundtracks including, The Cabin in the Woods, Silver Lining Playbook, Epic Movie, and Super Troopers 2.
Hughes has been the subject of two documentaries, VICE’s The Redemption of the Devil (2015), and Colin Hank’s Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (2017). He also hosted two seasons of Vice and Marshall Headphone’s On The Road,interviewing some of the industry’s most influential musicians including Bill Ward of Black Sabbath, Ian Astbury of The Cult, Brian Tatler of Diamond Head, and Patty Schemel of Hole.
David Peralta- Associate Producer, Editor, Videographer
Los Angeles native and semi-pro skateboarder David Peralta began skating at 14. He is an accomplished sports videographer and editor. David has worked with many professional athletes as well as companies including Supra, UFC, & DefacingProperty Griptape. David is also co-owner of Six6Six Apparel, a streetwear line based on the notion of embracing your fear.
Breanna Hernandez- Entertainment Reporter
Entertainment Reporter Breanna Hernandez loves all things pop culture. Her authenticity and vivaciousness capture dynamic interviews and instant respect from talent. Her number one love in her life and motivation is her son. Her second biggest passion is protecting our oceans and the planet. Breanna turned her passion into a newly formed foundation, Breeze Cleanup through which she organizes beach cleanups in the greater Los Angles area. Don’t be surprised if you see Breanna on rollerskates throughout different neighborhoods picking up litter. This one act has inspired countless others throughout the country to rollerskate in their communities to rid them of litter.
Brenda Rodriguez – Entertainment Reporter
Entertainment Reporter Brenda Rodriguez is graduating from Cal State Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s degree. She is majoring in Communications with an emphasis on Film & Television. She is extremely passionate about multimedia production and broadcasting. Brenda has had multiple experiences in directing live entertainment events, on-camera hosting, as well as shooting and editing interview/news segments. With her warm demeanor and infectious energy, she is a natural when it comes to interviewing and connecting with people. Brenda is a horror movie fanatic, an amazing vegan cook and very passionate about eco-conscious living.
Jason Gutierrez – Entertainment Reporter
We knew we’d get along with entertainment reporter and film critic, Jason Gutierrez when he told us he was a horror fanatic. Jason resides in Los Angeles and is a pre-service teacher and student at California State University, Los Angeles. He is a senior obtaining a Multiple Subject credential and a BA in Urban Learning with a minor in Creative Writing. Jason is a longtime Dodger and Lakers fan and extremely passionate about skateboarding, history, and theater.
Ashley Soriano- Entertainment Reporter
Ashley Soriano is an entertainment reporter for Culturally Obsessed. She is a graduate of California State University, Fullerton with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a minor in Cinema-Television Arts. Ashley’s passion for music, movies, television and all things pop culture led to her interest in working for the entertainment industry. She loves hip-hop music and often spends most of her time at music festivals or binge-watching something on Netflix. Ashley is located in the Los Angeles/Orange County area. You can follow Ashley on Twitter and Instagram @ashleyrsoriano.
Christine Romero – Entertainment Reporter
Christine Romero is an entertainment reporter for MUSE TV & Culturally Obsessed. She majors in Communications with a concentration in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in human communication at California State University, Fullerton. Christine is passionate about multimedia producing, broadcasting and writing about entertainment news as well as hard news.