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Alejandro Figueroa

Food Reporter

Alejandro Figueroa covers food insecurity and the business of food for WYSO through Report for America. He particularly covers the efforts by local organizations and government agencies to address a problem that has increased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Alejandro is a 2021 graduate of the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University, and while there he reported for The New Political, a student-run publication focused on politics and government. He covered news at the campus and city level, with a special interest in city government and the coal industry in southeast Ohio.

Alejandro was born in a small coastal town in Puerto Rico and in 2014 he and his family moved to Columbus, Ohio.

When he's not reporting, he enjoys going out on a hike and he sometimes daydreams about restoring an old pickup truck.