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

Kids are taking care of babies who don’t have diapers and are covered in mucus. There are no showers or toothbrushes. Children are sleeping on cement floors.

At migrant detention center, no toothbrushes or showers

Kids are taking care of babies who don’t have diapers and are covered in mucus. There are no showers or toothbrushes. Children are sleeping on cement floors.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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Why have so many whales washed up on the Pacific coast?

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from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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How much power does Mayor Garcetti have over housing and homelessness?

There’s a recall drive against Mayor Eric Garcetti because of the homelessness crisis. Is he not acting with enough urgency, or are his hands tied by a sprawling bureaucracy?

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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