Ashley Lopez is a reporter forWGCUNews. A native of Miami, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a journalism degree.
Previously, Lopez was a reporter for Miami's NPR member station, WLRN-MiamiHerald News. Before that, she was a reporter at The Florida Independent. She also interned for Talking Points Memo in New York City andWUNCin Durham, North Carolina. She also freelances as a reporter/blogger for the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting.
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