joined the Tribune staff as the multimedia reporter after working eight years in television and radio news. She's covered politics for stations in Florida, Kansas and most recently in Austin as YNN's lead political reporter. Her work at the cable news outlet took her around the country reporting from the presidential campaign trail. A native of Tampa, Florida, Alana received bachelor's degrees in Journalism and Spanish from the University of Florida.
In Texas' 21st Congressional District, where U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith is retiring, Republican Chip Roy and Democrat Joseph Kopser virtually debate in the latest episode of our "Split Decision" video series.