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.

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The upside to the coronavirus pandemic: less pollution as most people are staying at home.

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The upside to the coronavirus pandemic: less pollution as most people are staying at home.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

On Tuesday, California launched a new portal for freelancers to receive pandemic unemployment benefits. A freelance event planner shares her difficulty in accessing the portal.

Freelancers and unemployment benefits in California

On Tuesday, California launched a new portal for freelancers to receive pandemic unemployment benefits. A freelance event planner shares her difficulty in accessing the portal.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The U.S. now has about a million confirmed coronavirus cases. Epidemiologist Janet Hamilton says many different tests have been manufactured, and their accuracies vary.

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The U.S. now has about a million confirmed coronavirus cases. Epidemiologist Janet Hamilton says many different tests have been manufactured, and their accuracies vary.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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