Alejandro Escalona

Alejandro Escalona was recently named Web Editor for Telemundo Chicago. He oversees the local online coverage.

In the last three years, Escalona has also been Political Editor for Telemundo Chicago regularly providing on-air news analysis.

Escalona has been a columnist with the Chicago-Sun Times, La Raza newspaper, and the Huffington Post/Voces.

In 2011, the Illinois Coalition for Immigrants and Refugee Rights honored Escalona with the “Immigrant Voices Award.”

Escalona was editor of Hoy Chicago and the weekly ¡Exito!, both Tribune Company’s publications.

He has interviewed numerous leading Latin Americans, including Mexican poet and activist Javier Sicilia, Cuban President Fidel Castro, Chilean President Patricio Alwyn and Nobel Peace laureate Rigoberta Menchú.

Escalona has appeared as a news commentator in Univision Network, NPR and Chicago Tonight.

He holds a B.A. in Spanish Literature from Northeastern Illinois University.

Escalona lives in Oak Park with his wife Margaret and children Daniel and Isabela.