Ali DeFazio

Class of 2020

Ali is in her first year at the J-School, specializing in new media. She plans to go into investigative journalism and is a research assistant at the Investigative Reporting Program. Ali is also a politics reporter for Oakland North.

Ali was a fact-checker and contributor to San Francisco magazine where she wrote stories on everything from repairs at the Oroville Dam to a snowman at the SF MoMA. She was editor in chief of her student newspaper, the San Francisco Foghorn. She started the award winning podcast, Trump 101.

EDUCATION

  • UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

  • University of San Francisco, B.A. Politics

EMPLOYERS

  • Research Assistant at the Investigative Reporting Program (IRP)

  • Politics Reporter at Oakland North

  • Editor in Chief of the San Francisco Foghorn

  • Fact-checker at San Francisco magazine

  • Events Intern at the Brookings Institution

  • Constituent Intern in the Office of Senator Dianne Feinstein

AWARDS & HONORS

  • Valedictorian of the University of San Francisco's College of Arts and Sciences

REPORTING INTERESTS

Immigration, Investigative reporting, Politics, Technology

MEDIA PLATFORMS

Audio Journalism, Multimedia, Narrative Writing

Reason To Attend

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It takes time to learn the skills you’ll need.

That’s why our program takes two years.

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