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:

How Mexican Muralists Shaped 20th Century American Art

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

A new exhibit at the Whitney Museum explores the influence of Mexican muralists on American artwork. 

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West Side Story Returns To Broadway — And Brings Controversy With It

Thursday, February 06, 2020

Protesters are calling for the removal of a dancer from the Broadway revival of "West Side Story," since he has been accused of soliciting explicit images of another dancer.

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Film Festival Shines Spotlight On 80 Years Of Black Women In Cinema

Thursday, January 16, 2020

A four week-long festival at the Film Forum in Manhattan features over 80 years' worth of black actresses and images in American movies.

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New York City's Failure To Recycle Is Also A Trash Problem

Monday, January 06, 2020

New York City does not recycle as well as it could. That leads to trash overflow and outsourcing refuse to landfills in outside communities.

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Repping the Shy, Quiet Black Girls Who Love to Read

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Vashti Harrison writes and illustrates books to inspire young readers — and to showcase a different version of blackness. 

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An Alleged Leak Brings Governor Cuomo, Ethics Commission Under Scrutiny

Thursday, December 05, 2019

An investigation into an alleged leak of closed-door New York ethics commission vote has prompted questions about watchdogs in state government.

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A New Exhibit Makes Art Out of the New York City Census

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

The Museum of the City of New York's new show "Who We Are: Visualizing NYC By The Numbers" is on display ahead of next year's census.

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Newsday Investigation Finds Widespread Housing Discrimination

Monday, November 18, 2019

The Long Island newspaper spent three years studying how real estate agents furthered racial segregation.

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Documenting Latinx History, One Wikipedia Post at a Time

Friday, October 18, 2019

A Wikipedia edit-a-thon aims to add more Latinx history to the online encyclopedia.

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Film Festivals Bring New, Emerging Cinema to New York City

Friday, October 18, 2019

New York City is hosting a variety of specialized film festivals this weekend showcasing movies from around the world. 

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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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