Alanna Elder

Alanna Elder reports for WITF, NPR radio and PBS television stations, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where she focuses on Latinos in central Pennsylvania and the 2020 elections, how the growing community will make its influence felt, what barriers to voting exist and how it might affect this battleground state. Elder served as deputy editor, podcast producer, and contributor for the Latin America News Dispatch while pursuing a master’s degree in journalism and Latin American and Caribbean Studies at New York University. In 2018, she worked as a morning edition host and reporter at KFSK Community Radio in Petersburg, Alaska, and won an Alaska Press Club award for her feature reporting. Elder got her start in journalism at Wyoming Public Radio, where she reported on a variety of topics including mental health, economic development and the environment. She also collaborated on WPR’s award-winning podcast, HumaNature. She holds a B.S. in Agroecology and Environment and Natural Resources from the University of Wyoming, which is based in her hometown of Laramie.  


WITF is a public media organization, based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. We have a history of serving a 19-county region (nearly one-third of the state’s population) that dates back more than 50 years. We have been a leader in establishing collaborative projects and content verticals with other Pennsylvania public media organizations. WITF is a multimedia organization that delivers content to our regional audience online and on-air through our radio and television stations and website. The station’s content verticals include PA Post, Transforming Health and StateImpact Pennsylvania.