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Alexandra Manzano

Editorial Director for Strategy, Politico


United States

Alexandra Manzano is Politico’s Editorial Director for Strategy and Operations where she oversees the newsroom’s digital strategy and publishing. She previously worked at the Los Angeles Times, as the Director of Audience Engagement where she helped form strategy around breaking news, enterprise reporting, video, metrics and off-platform storytelling. She was part of the team that won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Reporting for its coverage of the San Bernardino terrorist attack. Before Los Angeles, Manzano introduced social media to The Oregonian newsroom and worked to incorporate digital storytelling strategies into traditional workflows. She has a journalism degree from Pepperdine University and is a proud alumna of the ONA Women’s Leadership Accelerator. She loves helping craft action plans ⚡️⚡️for navigating career and workplace challenges. Other loves: Mexican food, a good workout and Beyonce, duh.