Cassy Cohen Muronaka began a long journalism career at the UCLA
Daily Bruin, where she started as a reporter, and moved up to
become Managing Editor. She entered the world of paid journalism
at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, writing and helping to edit the
Sunday magazine. Ths led to a position as a reporter and broadcast
editor with United Press International.

She continued to write as a staffer or freelancer for newspaper and
magazines for several years, but ultimately moved back to Los
Angeles to begin the unusual career move of switching from
journalism to photojournalism. After completing a stint as the world’s
oldest unpaid photo intern at the Los Angeles Times, Cassy was hired
as a fulltime staff photographer, where she remained for more than
14 years. Cassy then took the position of Photo Assignment Editor for the San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group, which included the Pasadena Star News, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, and the Whittier Daily News. Eventually, she left to pursue stock photography and earn a certificate in “Multimedia and Desktop Publishing.”

In the early 1990s, Cassy began working with polymer clay, in an
effort to keep herself in new earrings, and as a nighttime relief from
the joys of motherhood. In addition to creating her own designs and
pieces, Cassy now teaches polymer clay classes. She also has
authored and photographed many magazine articles about her
jewelry projects. Publishing those articles allows Cassy to design,

create, write and photograph, happily blending her artistic passions.