Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir

Associate producer

Producer/KCRW Staff

Alexandra Sif Tryggvadóttir joined KCRW’s Press Play team in 2018. She holds a degree in communication from the University of California, Los Angeles. During her time at UCLA, she was a staff writer for The Daily Bruin, where she covered current events on and off campus. During summer 2017, she was a reporter for the main newspaper in Iceland, where she covered national news for an Icelandic audience.

Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir on KCRW

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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