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Director of Community Engagement
Ashley Alvarado is Southern California Public Radio's Director of Community 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.
Her work with community engagement 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 as Journalism That Matters board president. She is a graduate of the University of Southern California, where she double-majored in journalism and Spanish.
Stories by Ashley Alvarado
Take Two journalists want to answer your burning questions about Southern California as part of our ongoing “SoCal. So Curious.” project.
KPCC journalists are covering the fires burning across Southern California and are working hard to answer community members' questions.
The sale of recreational marijuana becomes legal in California as of Jan. 1, 2018. Here we tackle some of your pot-related questions.
As KPCC prepares for a multiplatform series looking at the future of legalized recreational marijuana in California, we want to know your questions.
The Documenting Hate project is a coalition of organizations working with community members to create a database of hate crimes across the country.
Questions will be voted on by fellow community members — and might help inform KPCC’s upcoming health coverage.
Your questions will be voted on by fellow community members, and they might help inform KPCC’s education coverage.
As we get deeper into the summer months, we want to be here to help answer your burning questions when it comes to our stretch of the California coastline.
KPCC is delving into the causes behind truck-car crashes. We’re also asking how drivers can keep themselves safe. This is where we need your help.
Community storytellers will share their true tales in a three-part series of live shows around Southern California.
As she prepares to take over hosting duties for KPCC’s "Morning Edition," Alex Cohen would like to tackle your questions to help make your mornings brighter and more informed.
Tell us: What do you want to know? What have you always wondered about Southern California and the people who call it home? What’s the issue you want investigated?
What makes a school or school district thrive? Let us know your questions, concerns and the things you wish you knew going into the school-choice process in L.A. for our "Good Schools" series.
Adult Fans of Lego are part of a built-in fan base that is sure to drive ticket sales for "The Lego Movie," which opens Friday.
In light of the 100th anniversary of the crossword, we've created a KPCC puzzle filled with radio trivia. How will you score?