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Voto Latino Board of Director and actor Wilmer Valderrama with “Crash The Parties” winners Arlene Santana (le
Crash The Parties winners Arlene Santana & James Villalobos with Voto Latino boardmember Wilmer Valderrama (center) (Linda Quackenboss)

Fuse and VotoLatino teamed up this year for Crash The Parties — the chance for two young aspiring reporters to get the chance to cover the Democratic and Republican National Conventions this summer. After a wide call for entries, a nationwide round of voting, and a panel of celeb judges weighing in, Arlene Santana and James Villalobos have beaten out a pool of hundreds of hopefuls.

Santana, a Los Angeles-based rising host who has done work with E! Online and LATV Live, will be headed to Philadelphia next month to cover the Democratic National Convention. Villalobos, a senior at the University of Massachusetts who is studying journalism, is on his way to Cleveland next month for the Republican National Convention.

Keep it locked on and on July 18-21 and July 25-28 as these two winners bring you a fresh perspective on the two major political events happening this summer. And be sure to follow on TwitterInstagram and Snapchat for further coverage of the conventions.