LAZO, ALEJANDRO is a staff writer at The Los Angeles Times and covers the housing beat for the business desk. Before joining The Times in September 2009 he worked for The Washington Post covering commercial real estate, residential real estate, local business and financial markets. He has held internships at The New York Times and Newsday. He has also worked as a reporter for The Lodi News-Sentinel in Lodi, CA. and The Riverdale Press in the Bronx. He is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and majored in politics at the University of San Francisco.
A Modesto, CA native, Lazo’s family originates from Ecuador and Argentine. Lazo is an avid cyclist in Los Angeles, pedaling vast distances in the wee hours of random weeknights, though he doesn’t ride a fixed gear, so he isn’t that hardcore. His other interests include Post-Boom Latin American Literature, Pho Ga, Belgian beers and reading the Twitter feeds of national political correspondents.
January 2012 Digital Storytelling Workshop Project: