Priscilla Alvarez is a White House reporter for CNN.
Alvarez joined CNN in January 2019 as a reporter covering immigration politics and policy, traveling across the country and on the border to provide first-hand accounts on the ground. She’s broken dozens of stories, including on the 2021 surge of unaccompanied migrant children at the US southern border and on immigration policy changes. She was also nominated for an Emmy for the CNN team’s coverage of Haitian migrants converging at the border.
Alvarez, who’s fluent in Spanish, grew up in Leesburg, Virginia, and briefly lived in Panama. She’s a graduate of Virginia Tech where she majored in journalism and world politics and policy.
She’s currently based in Washington, D.C., where she’s on the board of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists DC chapter.