Allison Herrera

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Allison Herrera is a radio journalist who currently works with PRI’s The World. Herrera covers gender and equity for PRI’s reporting project, “Across Women’s lives,” which focuses on women’s rights around the world. This project has taken her to Ukraine, where Herrera showcased the country’s global surrogacy industry and reported on families who are so desperate to escape the ongoing civil war that they have moved to abandoned towns near the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site. Herrera was a part of Association of Independent in Radio’s Localore project in 2015 which covered Oklahoma’s diverse indigenous population. It received several awards from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists. In 2017, Herrera received an Emmy award nomination for a story she produced for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting titled “Does the Time Fit the Crime,” which centered on women in the criminal justice in Oklahoma. Herrera is based in Minneapolis, where she lives with her daughter, Anna. Allison Herrera is a 2019 Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice in the Americas grantee and her work will explore Abortion Rights in the U.S. and Argentina.