About Alva

New Orleans
March 2021

Born in Paris, I am a US-based bilingual video journalist currently with AJ Plus, part of the Al Jazeera Network.

My journalism work has appeared on news platforms like BBC Reel, Breakfast with Besser (Food Network Kitchens), The Christian Science Monitor, AJ+, The Associated Press, Buzzfeed News, Reuters, WNYC, CISAC News (France), ARTE (France), Gwangju News (South Korea), GFN-Radio (South Korea), WSJ.com and Meet the Press on NBC.

I am currently a National Press Foundation Fellow — Covering Opioids and Addiction, and an active member of SAJA. In 2013-14, I was also a National Press Foundation Paul Miller Washington Reporting Fellow.

Prior to my career in journalism, I worked as a digital marketer for Elektra Records and the Brooklyn Academy of Music. My professional experience spans three continents, having worked in arts marketing and communication in Paris, and taught English to children and adults in South Korea.

A dual national of France and the US, I earned an undergraduate degree from NYU and an MA from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism in International Multimedia Reporting. 

I am represented by Zeynep Sen at Wordlink Literary Agency

Updated April 2021