Frida Mata

Frida Mata

Sports Reporter, Phoenix

Frida Mata was born in Guadalajara, Mexico, and expects to graduate in December 2020 with a bachelor’s degree in sports journalism and a minor in communication. Mata likes to dig up stories and bring light to key issues.

Latest from Frida Mata

No fans, no vaccine, no problem: It’s not ideal but Suns excited to showcase new look

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns ended the 2019-20 season in a bubble at Orlando’s Walt Disney World. Now the team and the rest of the NBA is preparing to launch a shortened and condensed 2020-21 season as a global pandemic continues to rage.


New-look Suns come out of bubble, into spotlight

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns ended the 2019-20 season in a bubble at Orlando’s Walt Disney World. Now the team and the rest of the NBA is preparing to launch a shortened and condensed 2020-21 season as a global pandemic continues to rage.


New Mexico State basketball relocates to Phoenix for 5 weeks because of COVID-19

The New Mexico State men’s basketball team is moving to Phoenix due to COVID regulations in their state.


Against the stream: Live sports return to TV, but not everyone is watching

PHOENIX - TV ratings for sports have dropped during the pandemic. There are several reasons for this, according to polls and experts.


Humans (and dogs) grateful Phoenix parks have reopened during COVID-19 pandemic

PHOENIX - A look at how the City of Phoenix is handling the usage of athletic fields and parks after reopening in early October.


It may be a redshirt season but ASU swim, dive teams still putting in work

PHOENIX - The ASU swim and dive teams are redshirting this season but are still finding ways to prepare for future seasons.


Going the (social) distance: High school football survives week one during COVID-19 era

PHOENIX – It looked different, but Arizona high school football made it through week one, with masks, social distancing and fewer fans


What’s next? Taurasi’s popularity is off charts, but GOAT’s future remains mystery

PHOENIX - What’s next for Diana Taurasi? Her GOAT T-shirt broke the Mercury merchandise store but will she even be with team next season?


‘Get down! Get down!’ Murray’s athleticism exciting, scary for Cardinals’ Kingsbury

The athleticism of Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray is exciting for fans but also makes coach Kliff Kingsbury nervous.