Our management and editorial honchos

Jefe-in-Chief Lalo Alcaraz is probably the most prolific Chicano artist in the nation, according to this bio. This award-winning joker has spent two decades chronicling the political ascendancy of Latinos in America and pushing the boundaries of Chicano art. He is the creator of the first nationally-syndicated, politically-themed Latino daily comic strip, “La Cucaracha,” he co-founded the political comedy troupe Chicano Secret Service and he co-hosts the infamous “Pocho Hour of Power” on KPFK in Los Angeles (90.7 FM). Lalo also teaches at Otis College of Art & Design in L.A. Alcaraz recently won the So Cal Press Club Award for Best Editorial Cartoons in 2010. Rumor has it he was actually born here.
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Jefe de Editorial Dennis Wilen is a reformed journalist and veteran radio and records executive, music producer, webmaster and web editor with credits that include Rolling Stone, LACMA, The L.A. Jewish Journal, the Milken Family Foundation, Brentwood Patch, Yahoo! Geocities, Harry Shearer and Spinal Tap. He is left-handed, near-sighted, high-minded and typically inhabits at least four of the eleven dimensions of our corner of the multiverse. He comes in peace for all online, edits everything you see here and writes for POCHO under the pen name Comic Saenz.
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Jefe de Creative Marcelo Ziperovich has been an entreupenuer in the digital and the internet space starting back in the days when AOL was still cool. He is a bilingual creative director, engagement strategist, and all around idea guy who can’t help but dive into the next heart-wrenching, life-force draining, adrenalin-inducing digital startup that comes his way. Despite that, he’s provided services for companies including Disney, MTV Networks, Electronic Arts, ImpreMedia, IBM y mas. Even though he’s married, he keeps his old profile on Match.com up to date to feel young.
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Subcommandanta del Ñews Sara Inés Calderón is a Latina journalist and bloguera suprema, former editor of NewsTaco.com and now the editor of Más Wired, a website and non-profit highlighting Latinos working in tech and the media. She loves chismes, is obsessed with news and social media, and is a great lover of dangly earrings. She’s a pocha to the core, barely able to sustain a conversation without switching between English, Spanish and Spanglish. She’s also Southwest bicoastal (that’s Texas and California) and generally lives life in-between languages and cultures. Oh, and she’s a major frijol connoisseur.
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payan_pocho_iconSubcommandante de la Cultura Victor Payan is an award-winning writer and media artist who contributed to Pocho Magazine when it was still being published on clay tablets. He is co-creator of multimedia interventions, including Aztec Gold with Lou Chalibre and Keep on Crossin’, served as Director of Programs for the National Association of Latino Arts and Culture, helped produce documentaries for PBS and is a recipient of the Idea Fund Grant, a program funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. He is currently developing a Chicano martial art based on lucha libre, chisme and brujeria.
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Migrant Editor Daily Show Senior Latino Correspondent Al Madrigal is real pocho’s pocho. He has been named Best Stand-Up Comedian by the HBO/U.S. Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. His comedy has been called “dynamic” by The New York Times. His unique, spontaneous and fast-paced lyrical storytelling style has made him a regular on television with numerous appearances on Comedy Central. He has also appeared with Conan O’Brien (as one of the first 20 guests during his stint as host of “The Tonight Show,” and on “Conan” on TBS) as well as multiple appearances on “Lopez Tonight,” “The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson” and “Jimmy Kimmel Live.” Al also has his share of acting credits with some very famous actors. However, so few people watched those shows they were all cancelled within a year or two.

 

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Beto Mesta AKA Eres Nerd
Burro Jefe
Texas

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Santino J. Rivera
Burro Jefe
Florida

 
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Elise Roedenbeck
Burro Jefe [Emeritus]
New Jack City

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Melanie Ruiz

Director of Marketing


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Mug shots by Marcelo Z. Los Pochodores on supervised parole outing photograph by Harriet C.