Alicia began making radio as a 7-year-old in rural upstate New York using two cassette recorders and appropriated material from Casey Kasem’s American Top 40. Twenty years later, she began her real-world radio career as a reporter and producer for NPR’s On the Media.
At WLRN, she's in charge of planning and editing feature stories, enterprise and other long-form radio. She's also a contributor to Sundial on WLRN.
Her reporting has aired on NPR, American Public Media, and Public Radio International, including The World, Studio 360 and This American Life. Alicia is the founding producer of WLRN’s award-winning weekly public affairs program, The Florida Roundup, as well as the co-creator of Under the Sun on WLRN, the award-winning series of feature stories, interviews, audio postcards, and original fiction.
Among the artists she has interviewed for WLRN are Judy Blume, Bill T. Jones, Wallace Shawn, Michael Tilson Thomas, Shepard Fairey, Dawn Upshaw, Mark Morris, Tom Wolfe and They Might Be Giants. Before coming to Miami, she covered arts, culture, and breaking news for WNYC in New York City, where she reported on Carnegie Hall, puppet opera, arts education, Hungarian strudel, strong cheese, two presidential elections, and nuclear power.
She was also the lead classical music and dance reporter at New York magazine. She has written for the Miami Herald, Details magazine, Dance magazine, Symphony magazine, Jazziz magazine, and others. Her online reporting has appeared in the New York Times, Tablet and Electronic Music Foundation, which she helped launch.
Alicia holds a B.A. from the University at Albany (New York) where she studied English and music, and a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
She was a USC Annenberg/Getty arts journalism fellow. She has won the Edward R. Murrow award for large market feature reporting for Her Own Little Paris. She co-hosted and co-produced the WLRN radio documentary, Remembering Andrew, which won bronze at the Third Coast International Audio Festival, sometimes referred to as "the Sundance of radio." She edited WLRN's series on surviving gun violence and edited and co-hosted WLRN's documentary, Cell 1: Florida's Death Penalty in Limbo.