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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

Motive

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Motive

Episode 2: Gabrielle Vega

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Motive

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Motive

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Worldview

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Worldview

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Worldview

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Worldview

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Worldview

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Worldview

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Worldview

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Worldview

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WBEZ News

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Worldview

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Worldview

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