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Alicia Zuckerman

Editorial Director

Alicia Zuckerman has loved audio since she was a kid listening to comedy albums and call-in radio advice shows she probably shouldn't have been listening to. She is Editorial Director at WLRN where she edits narrative and investigative audio journalism. She routinely reminds reporters to find and make moments of joy, which is how she learned you can grow mangoes on a balcony, and about the popularity of Manischewitz in the Caribbean. In 2020, she was named Editor of the Year by the Society of Professional Journalists Florida chapter.

Her reporting has aired on NPR, Here & Now, The World, Studio 360, This American Life and the Tablet magazine podcast. She was the founding producer of WLRN’s award-winning public affairs program, The Florida Roundup, and she produced and hosted The Sally J. Freedman Reality Tour – a walk through Judy Blume's Miami Beach, and Remembering Andrew, an audio documentary about the hurricane that changed South Florida. She edited the WLRN audio documentaries, Chartered: Florida's First Private Takeover of a Public School System and Cell 1: Florida's Death Penalty in Limbo.

Zuckerman was a USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism fellow and was previously a reporter at WNYC and New York magazine, where she covered music and dance. Besides New York, her writing has appeared in the Miami Herald and several magazines. She holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor’s degree from the University at Albany (New York), where she studied English and music.

She is past president of Public Media Journalists Association (PMJA). Her awards include a national Edward R. Murrow, Third Coast International Audio Festival, SPJ Sigma Delta Chi, NABJ, NAHJ, IRE, a National Headliner and an Esserman-Knight Journalism Prize.

She lives on Miami Beach, where she worries about rising seas, among other things. 

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