Managing Editor, #EmergingUS at the Los Angeles Times
About Alejandra Campoverdi
Alejandra Campoverdi is a media executive, television personality, former White House aide to President Obama, writer and advocate for the advancement of the Latino community. Alejandra is currently the Managing Editor of #EmergingUS at the Los Angeles Times, a venture between award-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas and the Times. #EmergingUS is a digital magazine focused on the intersection of race, immigration, and identity in a changing America. Prior to joining the Times, Alejandra served as Senior Advisor for Innovation and Communications Strategy for Univision Network News and was part of the team that launched Fusion, a digital and television joint venture between Disney/ABC and Univision. In addition, she appeared regularly as a host/producer on DNA, an interactive television show focused on social issues which formerly aired weeknights live on Fusion. Previously, Alejandra worked in the White House from 2009-2012, most recently as White House Deputy Director of Hispanic Media. It was in this role that she briefed President Obama in preparation for interviews with Hispanic media and implemented the White House’s communications strategy in relation to the U.S. Latino community. Prior to her Deputy Director position, Alejandra served in the White House Chief of Staff’s Office as Special Assistant to Deputy Chief of Staff for Policy Mona Sutphen. Alejandra is the Founder/President of A Fighting Chance Now, which empowers Latino youth to reach their full potential by connecting them with the support, resources, and tools to take their future into their own hands. She holds a Master of Public Policy from Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and she graduated cum laude from the Annenberg School for Communication & Journalism at the University of Southern California. Alejandra currently sits on the Executive Advisory Board of the Harvard Journal of Hispanic Policy.