About Alva

New York City, April 2019

Alva French is a video journalist living in Brooklyn.  She is currently a Bilingual Video and Digital Producer at Population Reference Bureau (PRB) , a Washington DC-based think tank that researches and supports global family health policies, with a heavy focus on Francophone Africa. 

Alva is also a Contributing Bilingual News Analyst on French news media at NewsGuard Technologies, Inc.

Born in Paris, Alva is a dual citizen of France and the US with professional experience in the music business, documentary film production, and education spanning the US, France and South Korea.

She holds an undergraduate degree from New York University and earned a Master’s Degree in International Multimedia Reporting from the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York in 2011.

Alva’s journalism work as a reporter, narrator, video shooter, editor and producer has appeared on WSJ.com, Meet the Press on NBC News, The New York Daily News, WNYC.org, The Associated Press, BuzzFeed News, and Reuters.tv.

As the founder of Tactile Films, LLC, Alva is also the director and producer of the forthcoming feature-length documentary film, 48 Rue Madame, A Paris Love Story.  Tactile Films produces documentaries and multimedia journalism for global audiences. 

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Updated August 2019