Michael James Rocha

Writer

Michael James Rocha is the arts and entertainment editor. He oversees coverage of pop music, classical music, visual art, theater, things to do and dining both for online and print. Rocha started his career at U-T San Diego in December 1997 as a features page designer. He eventually became the features design editor, managing a staff of 15 designers and 17 features sections. Through the years, he has done stints as the front page designer, audience development editor and home decor editor. He previously wrote a monthly column on outdoor living, which focused on outdoor decor. Rocha graduated with a bachelor's degree in communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) from California State University-Fullerton in 1994. He has worked as a reporter, copy editor, city editor and designer for numerous Southern California newspapers, including The Orange County Register, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune and the Ontario Daily Bulletin. He is one of the founding members of the Asian American Journalists Association's San Diego chapter and served on the national AAJA board for many years. He teaches an upper-level magazine journalism course at Point Loma Nazarene University, where he has been an adjunct professor since 2007.

Recent Articles

  • Tim McGraw and Faith Hill announce new world tour

    Tim McGraw and Faith Hill announce new world tour

    Husband-and-wife country superstars  Tim McGraw and Faith Hill are going back on the road, and San Diego will be one of their stops. The new tour -  "Soul2Soul The World Tour 2017" - was announced Tuesday night during a surprise performance at the historic Ryman Auditorium in Nashville. The 65-city...

  • Biggest issues for fans: Hall H lines

    Biggest issues for fans: Hall H lines

    By 3:30 p.m. Sunday, many of them had already endured one long line after another at Comic-Con , but for some, there was another line they were willing to stand in. It was the line to vent. The "Comic-Con Talk Back," an annual event held at the end of the four-day convention, gives attendees an...

  • 'The Vampire Diaries': Get ready for some nasty, volatile, sexy fun

    4) How about Stefan? For Stefan, played by Paul Wesley, Plec predicts "Very unexpected twists and turns. They're just coming together. They're just getting really cemented in their romantic status." 5) More villains moving in Mystic Falls is about to get some bad girls moving in, Plec said. She...

  • Comic-Con 2015: Must-see panels Saturday

    Comic-Con 2015: Must-see panels Saturday

    Day 3 of Comic-Con - Saturday, July 11 - brings Quentin Tarantino , "Supergirl" and a ton of treats from Warner Bros. and "Women Who Kick Ass," courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. U.S. Congressman John Lewis makes a return trip to Comic-Con with his No. 1-selling graphic novel, and Homer and family...

  • Comic-Con 2015: Must-see panels Friday

    Are you ready for a busy day at Comic-Con? "The Walking Dead" takes over Hall H starting at noon today, and a couple of hours later, the gang from "Game of Thrones" will hold court. Fans of "Star Wars," though, will have to hold on to their lightsabers until 5:30 p.m. That's when "Star Wars: The...

  • Comic-Con 2015: 9 questions for William Shatner

    Comic-Con 2015: 9 questions for William Shatner

    To say that William Shatner has a following is an understatement. He's got millions of fans across the globe - young and old - who know him as Capt. James T. Kirk. On Twitter, he's got 2.21 million followers, and on Facebook, another 1 million. And as the face of Priceline.com, he's hardly been...

  • Conan's Comic-Con guests revealed

    Conan's Comic-Con guests revealed

    Conan O'Brien , who will be the first ever late-night talk show host to broadcast from Comic-Con, has revealed his guest list for that week, and it's A list all the way. The show, to be broadcast July 8-11, will welcome stars from "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2" on Thursday, July 9; "Game...

  • Comic-Con 2015: Saturday schedule

    Day 3 of Comic-Con - Saturday, July 11 - brings Quentin Tarantino , "Supergirl" and a ton of treats from Warner Bros. and "Women Who Kick Ass," courtesy of Entertainment Weekly. U.S. Congressman John Lewis makes a return trip to Comic-Con with his No. 1-selling graphic novel, and Homer and family...

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