Alyssa RamosMultimedia Producer
Alyssa Ramos is a multimedia producer for WLRN’s Morning Edition.
She graduated May 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Florida.
Her writing career began in front of her grandfather’s split-pea green typewriter where she crafted mysteries à la Nancy Drew. Eventually, she began to sharing the lives of real people.
As a Filipina American who grew up in rural Central Florida, she aligned her interests: covering communities of color in Southern spaces.
Alyssa is an advocate for local news after spending more than four years covering the heart of North Central Florida as a reporter and later on as TV20’s weekend producer in Gainesville.
She was also a fellow for the Asian American Journalist Association’s VOICES program, during which she traveled across the state to explore the Asian American diaspora’s relationship with agriculture.
In her spare time, you can catch her tending to her house plants, cooking random recipes, curating playlists on Spotify and long boarding – weather permitting, of course.
When it comes to Vietnamese cuisine in Miami, many food critics and locals have said Hy Vong did it best. The restaurant, formerly located on Calle Ocho in Little Havana, garnered a cult following thanks to the unexpected friendship between two women.
More than 30,000 Haitian families are confirmed homeless and injured after an earthquake struck the southwestern part of the country. In the aftermath of the disaster, members of South Florida's Haitian diaspora are on standby to help support relief efforts.
The coronavirus pandemic is far from over. After a short-lived reprieve from COVID restrictions, Florida is undergoing another surge in new COVID-19 cases, and this time, it includes children.
The coronavirus pandemic stripped down traditional Ramadan rituals to Zoom calls and socially distanced prayers, but some aspects remain the same — including traditional foods passed down through generations.
South Florida has plenty of food traditions year round, but we'd like to know what dishes end up on your table. Tell us about it and then share the recipe (or two if you've got 'em).
When a hug and kiss from grandma is too far away, sometimes a platter of Jell-O will do the trick. WLRN multimedia producer Alyssa Ramos shares a family recipe — and family tradition — with us.
Miami Beach is using its iconic brand, encouraging people to "Mask Up!" Just like the city of Miami Beach, the campaign also has character.
On Election Day, WLRN heard from some first-time voters about their experience participating in their first presidential election. WLRN caught up with those first-time voters after the election to reflect on casting their votes in a historic election.