Alana Casanova-Burgess is host and producer for La Brega: Stories of the Puerto Rican Experience. She was previously a reporter and producer for the Peabody award-winning national public radio show On the Media from WNYC Studios. She has been producing audio journalism for WNYC Radio for the past decade, and her work has also been featured in The Guardian, NPR's Throughline, PRI's The Takeaway, and NPR's Latino USA. In 2018, she was a Livingston Awards finalist for her reporting from the island after Hurricane Maria. Her work has also been recognized by the American Bar Association, The New York Press Club, ONA, PRNDI, and others.
She has roots in the Caribbean, Brooklyn, and at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.