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Alexandra Salomon

Alexandra Salomon

Editor, Curious City

Alexandra Salomon is the editor for Curious City. As the editor for Curious City, she helps reporters and multimedia producers shape their stories, and as one of her kids likes to say, she’s also a “super proofreader.”

Alexandra was a senior producer for WBEZ’s global affairs program Worldview for eight years and before that, she spent nearly a decade reporting overseas. She was a producer for ABC News, based in Rome, Italy. In Europe, she also reported for a number of other news outlets including The Boston Globe, The Economist, The Jerusalem Post and the BBC.

Before heading back home to Chicago, she was awarded a Knight International Press Fellowship, which took her to Nigeria and Moldova in 2006. She has received a Peabody for team news coverage of the September 11 terrorist attacks and an Emmy Award at ABC News for investigative news coverage in 2001. Alexandra has an M.A. in International Affairs from Columbia University and a B.A. in Art History from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor.


Recent Stories


Chicago Gets A New Bilingual School

Italian PM Matteo Renzi cut the ribbon at the inauguration of the Scuola Italiana Enrico Fermi, Chicago's first bilingual Italian school.


Adoptees take on a different kind of immigration fight

Since the end of World War II, tens of thousands of children have been adopted into the U.S. from foreign countries. Now, some of those adult adoptees are in a precarious legal position because of a loophole in immigration law. Now, a group of adoptees in Chicago is fighting to change that. Worldview producer Alexandra Salomon reports. (Photo: Associated Press/Gosia Wozniacka)


Germany makes day care a national priority

Legislation has made day care more accessible and is changing the way the country views working women.

Curious City

Sister cities: Chicago’s international family

The city’s city-to-city diplomatic network spans from Bogota to Moscow. How do cities make the cut?


Worldview 11.9.12

We'll discuss human rights abuses committed by the Mexican army in the state of Nuevo Leon, Mexico and tell you where to find a festival that combines mariachi music and tequila on Weekend Passport.


Worldview 10.25.12

Worldview examines the growing demand for diapers in the developing world.


Worldview 6.20.12

Wednesday on Worldview: Political chaos in Egypt, a guitar legend of the Arab world and Brazil's "most endangered tribe" fights for its survival. 


Worldview 6.15.12

Cairo-based journalist Ashraf Khalil joins us from Tahrir Square to discuss the latest news from Egypt; film contributor Milos Stehlik argues in defense of director Billy Wilder; and Weekend Passport heads deep into the heart of Scotland.


Worldview 6.8.12

We try and shed some light on the problem of air travel safety in the developing world. Then, Milos Stehlik reviews the new film by Sacha Baron Cohen. And, we share our receommndations for your weekend–from Burma to belly dancing–with Weekend Passport.


Music's influential role on Egypt's presidential campaign

When the revolution began in Cairo’s Tahrir Square, music played a big fole in galvanizing young people and giving them a voice. So it's not surprising that music continues to play an important role in Egyptian politics as the presidential candidates began their campaigns.


Worldview 5.29.12

We talk with Mexico scholar John Ackerman about the potential consequences of a PRI comeback in Mexico. Then, Father Alejandro Solalinde, a Mexican priest and migrant advocate who fled the country after receiving death threats, tells us why he left – and why he plans to return.


Worldview 5.23.12

Wednesday on Worldview we look at global traffic safety and Chile's long-standing tradition of activist singer-songwriters.


Worldview 5.22.12

Worldview spends the hour with mid-east scholar Fawaz Gerges, who dissects Obama’s mid-east policy in the aftermath of the Arab Spring and argues that America’s influence in the region is declining.


Cannes preview, Iraqi boxing

An Iraqi boxer talks about what it was like to box before Saddam Hussein came to power and film contributor Milos Stehlik previews the Cannes Film Festival.


Violence vs. nonviolence in national struggle

Why do some national movements turn to violence, while others commit to struggle in nonviolent ways? We revisit an interview with Wendy Pearlman, who explains why so many Palestinians have chosen to return to peaceful protest.


Rupert Murdoch: Unfit CEO?

Henry Porter, a novelist who writes a political column for The Observer, joins Worldview to discuss what the British inquiry has uncovered about the News of the World phone hacking scandal and shares his own observations of how the scandal is unfolding.


Worldview 10.22.10

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