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Emily Alpert Reyes

Emily Alpert Reyes covers City Hall for the Los Angeles Times. She previously reported on the census and demographics, tracking how our lives are changing in Los Angeles, California and the country. Before joining The Times, she worked for the pioneering nonprofit news website voiceofsandiego.org, winning national awards for her reporting on education. She has also traveled to Bolivia as a fellow with the International Reporting Project and survived the University of Chicago.
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