For Jessica Mendoza, it’s all about challenging convention—each and every day

Portrait Jessica Mendoza.
Jessica Mendoza is the first woman to work regularly in the TV booth on coverage of a major U.S. men’s professional league. Photographed at ESPN Seaport District Studios in New York City.
(Christina House/Los Angeles Times)

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Christina House officially joined the Los Angeles Times photography staff in 2017 after nearly 10 years as a freelance photographer. A native Southern Californian, she grew up in Long Beach and graduated from Cal State Fullerton.