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Alejandro Escalona biography 

Updated: December 5, 2010 1:17PM

Alejandro Escalona is the former editor of Hoy Chicago, the Tribune Company's Spanish- language daily, as well as ¡Exito!, a weekly publication of the Chicago Tribune. During his tenure, both publications won numerous awards for coverage and design.

Escalona began writing a weekly column for the Sun-Times last June. He focuses on issues concerning the growing Latino community of the Chicago metropolitan area.

During his distinguished career, Escalona has interviewed numerous leading Latin Americans, including Mexican President Vicente Fox, Cuban President Fidel Castro, Chilean President Patricio Alwyn and Nobel Peace laureate Rigoberta Menchú. His articles and interviews have been published in Reforma, a leading Mexican daily publication, and the Chicago Tribune.

Escalona has appeared on local and national Univision and Telemundo stations as a news commentator. He has also been featured in NPR and WTTW Chicago Tonight and Week in Review.

Born in Mexico City, Escalona has a B.A. in Spanish literature from Northeastern Illinois University.

He currently works as a communications and marketing consultant.

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