Alexandra Botti is the senior producer for The Takeaway, where she runs daily production of the show. She is responsible for much of the program's coverage of the #MeToo movement, and the opioid crisis. (She also proudly considers herself the show's ballet producer). Her favorite pieces to work on in her time with the show include a story about a controversial bathroom in Washington Heights, a profile of the first woman to be a VP of production in Hollywood, and a conversation with a researcher who interviewed more than 100 rapists in New Delhi.
Before she came to WNYC, Alex worked for WAMU in Washington, D.C., where she spent three years as a producer for the national NPR news talk program The Diane Rehm Show. While there Alex spearheaded the creation of original Diane Rehm Show content for NPR One, hosting two-ways that looked at major news stories from surprising angles.
Alex holds a Master's degree in Language and Communication (Sociolinguistics) from Georgetown University, and she'll happily explain to you why she thinks we need more linguists in journalism. She also holds a B.A. from Smith College in English Language and Literature and French Studies. Alex is a dual citizen of the United States and France, and grew up primarily in the Boston area. A lifelong dancer, she's usually teaching or taking ballet class when she's not producing radio.
To pitch Alex a story, you can reach her via e-mail.
Alexandra Botti appears in the following:
Wednesday, January 20, 2021
The Takeaway breaks down the significance of the Biden-Harris inauguration and looks ahead to how President Biden plans to address several policy challenges in his first 100 days.
Thursday, January 07, 2021
Wednesday's failed security measures have raised questions regarding the safety provisions in place to protect members of Congress and the U.S. Capitol building.
Wednesday, January 06, 2021
In August, a white police officer in Kenosha, Wisconsin, shot a Black man, Jacob Blake, seven times, while responding to a domestic violence call.
Monday, January 04, 2021
In the phone call, Trump essentially demands that Raffensperger overturn the state’s election result and hand him Georgia’s 16 electoral votes.
Wednesday, December 30, 2020
A new variant of the coronavirus has been spreading rapidly in parts of the world including the U.K., and now that variant has been detected here in the U.S.
Tuesday, December 29, 2020
There have been 41 weather disasters this year that have caused more than a billion dollars in damage. We take a look back...and find hope for the future.
Thursday, December 10, 2020
The Takeaway speaks with “Happiest Season” co-writer Mary Holland about making the film and finding joy in this dark year.
Wednesday, December 02, 2020
Professor Loretta Ross offers up an alternative to "cancel culture" and calling people out.
Monday, November 23, 2020
An estimated 10 million low-income people never got the money that the government sent to some 160 million taxpayers. Now, people are waiting for another bill that may not come soon.
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
The Takeaway hears from four health care workers across the U.S. about their experiences during the past few weeks of the pandemic.
Thursday, November 12, 2020
On Wednesday, the U.S. reported a record of 144,000 new confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Over the weekend, leaders from around the world moved quickly to congratulate President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris on their election win.
Thursday, November 05, 2020
On Wednesday afternoon, The Associated Press called the state of Wisconsin for Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.
Wednesday, November 04, 2020
Julián Castro weighs in on the election results so far.
Tuesday, November 03, 2020
Margaret Sullivan of The Washington Post has some urgent advice for her fellow journalists today, and some pointers for everyone following election results, too.
Thursday, October 29, 2020
This week, the U.S. Supreme Court decided three major voting cases affecting the battleground states of Wisconsin, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
COVID-19 numbers are rising dramatically nationwide, with more than 20 states reporting cases at or close to record levels.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
Barrett is the third Supreme Court justice appointed by President Donald Trump, and her nomination and confirmation were among the fastest in history.
Monday, October 26, 2020
Across the U.S., approximately 60 million people have already cast their vote for president.
Thursday, October 22, 2020
Since the 2016 elections, some 3.6 million Latinos have become voting age. We ask three young Latinos what they care about this election and why.