Alejandra Salazar

Assistant Producer, WNYC News

Alejandra Salazar is an assistant producer for WNYC’s Morning Edition. She comes to New York City by way of San Antonio, Texas (her hometown) and Palo Alto, California (her college town, where she attended Stanford University).

At WNYC, she's produced stories on inclusive fashion design for disabled wearers, the hype behind Black Panther, and New York history through its parks. Before coming to the station, she interned with NPR’s politics team and is a proud college radio alum.

Find her on Twitter at @alejandramsc.

Alejandra Salazar appears in the following:

Rolling Loud Comes to New York, but Where are the Women of Hip-Hop?

Friday, October 11, 2019

The hip-hop festival Rolling Loud makes its New York debut this coming weekend, but the women of hip-hop are poorly represented on the lineup.

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Take a Tour of New York's Long History of Reproductive Rights

Thursday, October 03, 2019

A reproductive rights walking tour of Lower Manhattan invites people to look at New York City’s history in a new light.

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Amid Concerns, Experts Say the Health Risks of Vaping Are Still Hazy

Friday, September 13, 2019

Hundreds of lung illnesses and six deaths have been linked to vaping, but experts still don't know exactly how e-cigarettes impact users' health.

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Not Corny, but A-MAZE-ing: The Queens County Fair Corn Maze

Friday, September 13, 2019

The 37th annual Queens County Fair features food, hay rides, blue ribbon competitions... and a corn maze.

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Lawsuit Challenges Transfer of Transgender Inmate to Women's Prison

Thursday, September 12, 2019

A transgender woman in New Jersey is set to move to a women's prison after over a year in men's facilities. But a challenge from corrections officers poses a possible delay.

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New Jersey and New York Butt Heads Over a Pedestrian Bridge to Ellis Island

Wednesday, September 04, 2019

The national landmark would only be a quarter-mile walk from Jersey City.

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Jail Conditions Scrutinized After Jeffrey Epstein's Death

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

After alleged sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein was found dead in a federal detention center in Manhattan, the Metropolitan Correctional Center is under increased scrutiny.

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The Criminal Justice System Is Bad For You, Says NYC

Friday, August 09, 2019

NYC's health commissioner says even brief contact with the criminal justice system can have lasting health consequences. 

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Now And Forever? Former 'Cats' Actors Share Memories

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The new movie trailer for "Cats" has made some fans skeptical. Cast members from the 1983 and 2016 productions weigh in.

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El Museo del Barrio Celebrates 50 Years, and Considers Its Future

Monday, July 01, 2019

Some community members say the museum has lost its focus and needs to concentrate more on local artists and the experiences of Latinx people. 

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1,000's of Great Movies Streamed Into Your Home for Free? No Longer

Monday, June 24, 2019

New York City's public libraries will cease offering Kanopy, a movie streaming service with thousands of movies available for library patrons, as of July 1.

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Arthur Miller's "The Hook" Makes Its U.S. Stage Debut

Friday, June 21, 2019

A 72-year-old screenplay penned by the playwright is being staged as a play in Red Hook, Brooklyn.

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A Neurodiverse Theater Company Puts Disabled Actors Center Stage

Thursday, June 06, 2019

The EPIC Players' spring production of "Little Shop Of Horrors" is led by a neurodiverse cast.

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NYC's Historic White Horse Tavern Could See Changes Under New Owner

Friday, April 05, 2019

The White Horse Tavern in Greenwich Village has a new owner. Fans worry the storied literary watering-hole is going to change.

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New York City's Youth Casts A Vote For Participatory Budgeting

Friday, April 05, 2019

For participatory budgeting week, New Yorkers as young as 11 years old can vote on projects in their communities.

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Community, Not Violence: The Draw of Fortnite

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

After the alleged shooter behind last week's New Zealand attacks mentioned "Fortnite" in his manifesto, some parents have expressed concerns over violence in video games.

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As Underground Retail Changes, Subway Newsstands Remain Iconic

Friday, March 15, 2019

The MTA is planning on revamping underground retail with new strategies such as vending machines, but the agency — and New Yorkers — says newsstands are here to stay.

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The Sound of Muzak, Nearly a Century Later

Friday, February 01, 2019

Background music — commonly known as muzak, after the company that pioneered the music style — was designed to be generic. But now, businesses see it as a branding opportunity.

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Inbox Zero: A Worthwhile Resolution, Or a Waste of Energy?

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

As you settle into the new year, there's a relatively simple way to create some peace of mind: Organize your email inbox, or even get it down to "inbox zero."

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Hundreds of Artworks Are Entering the Public Domain This Year

Friday, January 04, 2019

After more than 20 years, hundreds of books, movies, plays and songs from 1923 entered the public domain this year — including some classics from New York City.

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