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Ashley Lopez is a reporter for WGCU News. A native of Miami, she graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a journalism degree. Previously, Lopez was a reporter for She also freelances as a reporter/blogger for the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting.
Previously, Lopez was a reporter forWLRN-Miami Herald News and The Florida Independent. She also interned for Talking Points Memo in New York City and WUNC in Durham, North Carolina.
She also freelances as a reporter/blogger for the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting.
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Before finding her way to public radio, Briana traveled throughout South America, Europe, and the Middle East in the pursuit of adventure. When she returned to Charlotte, she found that there was much exploration to do in her own hometown. She now reports on the area's arts & culture as part of the Charlotte Arts Journalism Alliance (CAJA), a consortium of local media dedicated to covering the arts.
Briana graduated from South Mecklenburg High School, and later UNC-Chapel Hill, with a degree in International Relations.
In her free time, Briana likes to practice her Spanish, and her dance moves, at the local salsa clubs.