Hi, I’m Alaa.


I’m an audio producer and journalist based in Oakland, CA. I mostly do stories about science and health — and mostly in audio.

I’m currently a producer-in-training as the spring fellow for This American Life. Before that, I produced long-form investigative stories and managed production for Reveal with the Center for Investigative Reporting (PRX). Projects I have worked on have been awarded IRE awards for the Large Market Audio category, a Gerald Loeb award, a Murrow award, an IRE FOI medal, and were a finalist for a Peabody award. My stories have also appeared in The New York Times, and on NPR, KQED, Alaska Public Media, and KALW. I studied audio and data journalism at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, and English Literature and Public Policy before that. I began in radio as a public affairs show co-host and DJ at KALX 90.7FM in Berkeley, CA. You can learn more about my work and past collaborations on AIR (Association of Independents in Radio) (New Voices ’22) and in the POC in Audio‘s directory.

I grew up in Santa Ana, CA and Cairo, Egypt. My communities in each inform my reporting questions today.

@audioalaa is me.