Alissa Figueroa

Alissa Figueroa is a Baltimore-based investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker focused on domestic social issues. Her first documentary PRISON KIDS: A CRIME AGAINST AMERICA’S CHILDREN for Fusion, about the American juvenile justice system, was honored with a half dozen national and regional awards, was nominated for an Emmy Award, was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists, and was screened throughout the country. Her second documentary, THE NAKED TRUTH: RIGGED, about gerrymandering and voter suppression, won a Robert F. Kennedy Journalism Award. She is currently the Investigative Journalist in Residence at Morgan State University, and was a 2020-21 Knight-Wallace Reporting Fellow at the University of Michigan. From 2018 to 2021, Figueroa directed the Ida B. Wells Fellowship for journalists of color at Type Investigations, where she provided intensive mentorship and editing to reporters taking on their first major investigations. Prior, she was a founding producer of the investigative unit at Fusion. Figueroa began her television career at NBC News. Her journalism has also appeared on “Nightline” from ABC News, APM’s “Marketplace” and the PBS NewsHour, among others. She’s a graduate of the UC-Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and Amherst College.