About 

  • Priscilla Alvarez is a reporter for CNN, covering immigration politics and policy.

    Alvarez joined CNN in January 2019. Prior to CNN, she was a politics editor and writer at The Atlantic, where she covered the 2016 presidential election, the first years of the Trump administration, and U.S. immigration policy.

    Alvarez's work has appeared in several other publications, including National Journal, where she was a fellow in 2015, and Washingtonian Magazine. She's also appeared on The Lead with Jake Tapper, CBS This Morning, MSNBC, and NPR.

    Alvarez, who's fluent in Spanish, grew up in Leesburg, Virginia, and briefly lived in Panama. She's a graduate of Virginia Tech where she majored in journalism and world politics and policy.

    She currently works and resides in Washington, D.C., where she's on the board of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists DC chapter.