Cassandra Mlynarek joined the NewsWatch 12 team in December 2016.
She spent much of her youth growing up in Las Vegas where she fell in love with the arts and developed a talent for natural storytelling. She attended Southern Methodist University in Dallas where she earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism, fashion media and communication studies.
During her collegiate career, she worked with the Ryan Seacrest Foundation at the Dallas Children’s Medical Center. She also interned with DALLAS Modern Luxury magazine, writing about upcoming trends, fashion, and local eats. She reported for her college’s news station, SMU-TV, and later served as its executive producer.
After graduation, Cassandra fulfilled her lifelong dream of working for the Walt Disney Company in Orlando, Florida. During her time with Disney, she developed a taste for hard work, hospitality, and the occasional Mickey Ice Cream Bar.
In her free time, Cassandra enjoys song writing, playing piano, and watching documentaries. She’s thrilled to now call herself an Oregonian and looks forward to getting to know the area.
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