Ashley Alvarado Manager, Public Engagement

Ashley Alvarado
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Ashley Alvarado is Southern California Public Radio's Manager for Public Engagement.

Alvarado works closely with KPCC leadership and content teams to develop strategies and opportunities to engage new and existing audiences across platforms. She is focused on engagement and source development as a means to diversify the sourcing in news coverage and on shows, help enrich programming and grow audience. Among her efforts is Feeding the Conversation, an ongoing series of engagement-sourcing gatherings that bring together members of the community with KPCC hosts, reporters, producers and editors around specific themes or coverage areas.

Alvarado is part of the KPCC In Person live events and engagement team, and she works with KPCC’s Public Insight Network, a group of several thousand people who help the newsroom cover Southern California by sharing their insights, experiences and expertise.

Her work with community engagement and the Public Insight Network began at the Center for Investigative Reporting, where she served as community news editor and oversaw the news-engagement and public engagement staff at its California Watch and The Bay Citizen projects.

Alvarado currently serves on the board of Journalism That Matters. She also acts as executive editor of Los Cabos Magazine and previously worked at Los Angeles and Tu Ciudad Los Angeles magazines. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she double-majored in journalism and Spanish.


Stories by Ashley Alvarado

What to call people here illegally? We asked, you answered (Map)

‘Illegal alien’? ‘Undocumented immigrant’? You told us what term you use, and we mapped the responses. What term do you typically use in everyday conversations?

#DearMayor: What should the next mayor do first?

We're wrapping up our #DearMayor chat for today. We heard quite a lot from area residents, which we'll be reading over in the coming weeks as we approach the April 22nd mayoral debate.

#DearMayor Live from NoHo: What should the next mayor do first?

Parking, arts education, transportation and the film industry were among the concerns those in NoHo had for L.A.'s next mayor during Wednesday's "DearMayor cafe town hall.

Beyond calamari: What to do with all that squid

Jumbo Humboldt squid are invading Southern California waters, much to the delight of sportfishing enthusiasts. But what are we to do with all this squid?

Where you can find Santa Claus in LA

Santas in Los Angeles aren't all rosy-cheeked. L.A. actually offers a number of ethnic Santas for people of color.

You answered our question: What will you do at the End of the World?

The world is scheduled to end Friday — or is it? We asked people to share what's on their must-do list before the apocalypse, and the answers were surprising.

How does Sandy Hook affect views on Second Amendment?

We asked sources in the Public Insight Network how incidents like this affect their views on gun control. Let us know what you think.

PHOTOS & MAP: Santas share kids' most memorable requests

Caution: This post contains Santa spoiler alerts.

Live from Inglewood: What's your issue this election season?

KPCC's Frank Stoltze chatted with diners at Inglewood restaurant The Serving Spoon Tuesday morning about the issues that are most important to them.

Southland scouts react to release of 'Perversion Files'

There's mixed reaction from people involved with Boy Scouting on the release of the organization's so-called “Perversion Files,” documents that detail abuse allegations over decades.