I am a reporter. I am a musician. I am a storyteller. I am NPR Next Gen.

My passion for music and the arts, along with my passion for storytelling through journalism, was able to be combined in order to not just report on a worldwide issue, but also to tell a powerful story.


Virtual opera: The sound of music during COVID-19

Mercedes Juan Musotto, originally from Argentina, is an opera director and conductor at both Santa Monica College and California State University, Northridge. She’s the first Latina woman at these campuses to hold these positions.


Meet Xochitl Hernández

Xochitl Hernández is a recent graduate of California State University, Northridge where she received her Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a minor in Spanish-language journalism. While at CSUN, Xochitl received classical voice and music training in addition to performing in operas, being a multimedia journalist, podcaster, reporter and lead anchor on Valley View […]