Alex Gallafent

Alex Gallafent

Alex Gallafent is a New York City-based correspondent whose reports for PRI’s The World have taken him to Swaziland, South Africa, the Brazilian Amazon, Turkey, Chile and the UAE. A former staff reporter and producer, he produced The World’s series on US presidential influence overseas in 2012. Alex’s radio career began with the BBC in London, where he produced flagship arts programs Front Row and Night Waves; Outlook; and the globe-spanning music show, Late Junction.

Alex is also a Design Lead at IDEO, and a composer/sound designer for theater on both sides of the Atlantic.

Recent Stories

Global Politics

Russia in the G8

A summit of the G8, a grouping of the globe's leading industrialized countries, is underway in Japan, but some still question Russia's membership in the group, as The World's Alex Gallafent reports.

Environment

Brazil drills for oil in the rainforest

Brazil wants to be energy independent, and one thing it's doing toward that end is drilling for oil and natural gas in the Amazon rainforest, so The World's Alex Gallafent visited the Urucu energy exploration facility in the Amazon and sent this report.

Environment

Big business in the Amazon

The World's Alex Gallafent reports on how a free trade zone in the middle of the Amazon rainforest has encouraged the kind of businesses and jobs that don't require cutting down trees.

Environment

Rainmaking in the Amazon

The Amazon rain forest is a crucial player in the global climate system�for one thing it's a massive store of carbon, but The World's Alex Gallafent climbs a scientific tower in the Brazilian Amazon to explore another function: rainmaking.

Pages