She got her start in journalism straight out of high school while interning with La Opinion Newspaper, the country's largest Spanish-language daily, which was founded by her great-grandfather in 1927. There she developed an interest in covering local culture, something Alicia has taken advantage of at WTOP.
After graduating from Kenyon College with a Bachelors in Political Science, Alicia returned to California to work on her Masters in Journalism at the University of Southern California. During a summer abroad, she had the opportunity to intern at the Los Angeles Times London bureau and eventually landed a fellowship at the daily. She circulated throughout the newsroom and worked on various beats and covered East Los Angeles, courts and arts and entertainment. Her favorite assignments were writing for the Hero Complex section, which is dedicated to all things science fiction.
Alicia kicked off her D.C. career at the PBS Newshour, where she was able to put her foreign correspondence experience to the test writing about the drug war in Mexico and gender issues in Afghanistan. She then moved to POLITICO's web team and developed her multimedia skills as a digital journalist.
Her work has also appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Huffington Post and Village Voice.
When not hunting for new stories, Alicia spends her time riding her Linus bike, reading sci-fi geek series, watching Game of Thrones and checking out rock shows up and down the East Coast.
Please send tips, comments, complaints and praise to Alicia at email@example.com or via Twitter at @aliciavlozano.
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