Alicia Zuckerman


Alicia Zuckerman is the Editorial Director at WLRN in Miami, where she’s in charge of planning and editing feature stories, enterprise and other long-form radio for a region stretching from Key West to Palm Beach and into the Everglades. She is a 2017 mentor for the AIR/PRNDI Better Edit Fellowship.

She started making radio around age seven, using Casey Kasem’s “American Top 40” and two cassette recorders. Her first real radio job was a reporter and producer for NPR's “On the Media.” She spent much of the aughts reporting on arts and culture for WNYC and New York magazine, before moving to Miami and becoming an editor.  

She recently edited the WLRN radio documentary Cell 1: Florida's Death Penalty in Limbo and a series on surviving youth gun violence.  Alicia is also a longtime arts journalist and 2013 USC Annenberg/Getty Arts Journalism fellow. Awards include a Third Coast Award for the WLRN radio documentary "Remembering Andrew," a PRNDI award for "The Sally J. Freedman Reality Tour" with Judy Blume, and a national Edward R. Murrow award.

Alicia earned her bachelor’s degree at the University at Albany (SUNY), where she studied English and music, and a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. She lives in Miami Beach, where she worries about sea level rise. 

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What are some of the best, most creative, beautiful, hilarious, or just really smart uses of sound you've heard in member station-produced work? For PRNDI 2018, we're putting together a session to inspire us and remind us what's possible with audio. It can be an entire story or just a few moments. It can be great use of ambient sound or sound effects, but it can also be great rhythmic writing or production. It can be non-narrated. These are pieces that embrace and celebrate the medium of audio.