Alana Casanova-Burgess

Alana (she/her) is the co-creator, host, and producer of the bilingual podcast La Brega from WNYC Studios and Futuro Studios, hailed as one of the “Best Podcasts of 2021” by The New Yorker and The New York Times.

Previously, she was a reporter and producer for WNYC’s The Brian Lehrer Show and the Peabody award-winning national public radio show and podcast On the Media. In 2021, she received an Exceptional Journalism Award from the Women’s Media Center for her work on La Brega. She was also part of a team that won the Alfred I. duPont–Columbia University Award for Blindspot: Tulsa Burning, a six-part podcast about the Tulsa Race Massacre of 1921 and the history of racial violence in America. Casanova-Burgess’ reporting has been featured in The Guardian, The New Yorker, 99% Invisible, Planet Money, Throughline, and Latino USA, among other radio shows and podcasts.