Ashlea Brown works with the podcast and audio team at the Los Angeles Times. She is a native of North Carolina who majored in English at Spelman College in Atlanta. There, she worked on the university’s newspaper, the BluePrint, and joined the National Assn. of Black Journalists. Brown enrolled in UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2019, where she discovered a love for audio reporting, and graduated in May 2021. She has freelanced for KQED, interned with CapRadio in Sacramento and worked as a producer on UC Berkeley’s Law School podcast, “Climate Break.” Previously, she was a Times’ 2021 summer intern, fill-in producer and member of the 2021-22 Los Angeles Times Fellowship class.
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