Alexandra Hall

@lachalex @chalexhall

Alexandra Hall is KQED Public Radio’s Central Valley reporter based in Fresno, California. Her stories on immigration, criminal justice, politics and agriculture air on the station’s statewide news program, The California Report. Previously, Alex was the second Mike Simonson Investigative Reporting Fellow, a collaborative position between Wisconsin Public Radio and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism. While at WPR and the Center, her reporting on undocumented immigrant dairy workers in Wisconsin inspired the production of a documentary film, Los Lecheros, which won a regional Edward R. Murrow award for best news documentary. In 2016, Alex wrote a cover story for The Washington Post Magazine about the immigrant children and teenagers who work in America’s tobacco fields.

Alex has worked as a bilingual producer for NPR’s Investigative Unit and on the Latin American desk at Reuters TV. Prior to that, she worked as an international news writer and translator at CNN Chile and freelance radio reporter based in Santiago, Chile. Alex's reporting has aired on NPR, Reveal, PRI’s The World, America Abroad, Radio Ambulante, and more. She holds a B.A. in Spanish from U.C. Santa Cruz and a Master’s in Latin American Studies from Columbia University. She is fluent in Spanish and speaks basic Portuguese.

En Español

Alexandra Hall es periodista con la estación de radio pública, KQED. Radicada en Fresno, Alex cubre el Valle Central y hace crónicas de radio sobre inmigración, agricultura, política rural, labor y justicia criminal que se transmiten por todo el estado a través del programa de noticias, The California Report. Anteriormente, Alex fue seleccionada como becaria de periodismo de investigación por Wisconsin Public Radio y El Centro de Periodismo de Investigación de Wisconsin. Mientras trabajaba por ambas organizaciones durante un año, sus reportajes sobre trabajadores inmigrantes en las granjas lecheras de Wisconsin inspiraron la producción del documental, Los Lecheros, que ganó un premio regional de Edward R. Murrow. En 2016, Alex publicó una investigación de portada en la revista de The Washington Post sobre los niños y adolescentes que trabajan en los ranchos de tabaco en los Estados Unidos.

Alex ha trabajado como productora bilingüe para la unidad de investigaciones de la Radio Pública Nacional (NPR) y para la mesa de noticias latinoamericanas de Reuters TV. Anteriormente, trabajaba como escritora de noticias internacionales y traductora para CNN Chile y periodista independiente radicada en Santiago, Chile. Sus reportajes han sido transmitidos por NPR, Reveal, PRI’s The World, America Abroad, Radio Ambulante, y más. Alex tiene títulos en español de U.C. Santa Cruz y Estudios latinoamericanos de Columbia University.

Reporting Locations


Slide show: Hotel del Migrante Deportado

The Hotel del Migrante Deportado is a shelter that serves two groups: those recently deported from the United States and those recently arrived from Central America. A man who volunteers at the shelter checks migrants…

Slide show: Caminos de Vida

In late February 2019, Pastor Israel Cabrera received a call asking if his church, Caminos de Vida in El Paso, could accept 162 migrants from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) – all of them families.…

Meet the Fellow: Erika Schultz

When Erika Schultz was a child, she remembers how she felt one of the first times she had her photograph taken. The combination of excitement and nervousness is something she thinks about every time she…

| Alexandra Hall

ACLU Wants Court To Block Trump’s ‘Remain In Mexico’ Plan

The ACLU is heading to federal court Friday in an effort to block a new Trump administration policy that requires asylum-seekers to remain in Mexico while their cases are pending in U.S. courts. [Note: To…

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Migrant Influx Puts Pressure On Resources At Southern Border

Record numbers of families are at the U.S.-Mexico border asking for asylum. The migrants have moved east from Tijuana, Mexico, and thousands are waiting south of El Paso, Texas, to cross the border. [Note: To…

| Tyche Hendricks, Alexandra Hall

Indian Asylum-Seekers in ICE Detention Seek Release as Hunger Strike Enters Third Month

Two Indian Sikh men have been waging a hunger strike for more than two months at the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement El Paso Processing Center in Texas, while their uncle waits anxiously for them…

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‘Remain in Mexico’ Policy Stirs Concern Among Mexican Officials Struggling With Migrant Arrivals

Two little boys play a game on a cellphone on the floor of a sports arena recently converted into a shelter to deal with the recent influx of migrants in Juarez, Mexico. (Alex Hall/KQED) As…