Alan Halaly is a journalism senior at the University of Florida. He has covered the 2021 building collapse in Surfside, Florida, local news for Miami New Times, and breaking news for The Daily Beast. He also has reported Florida stories for WUFT News, UF’s NPR affiliate.
During the 2022-23 school year, he helped lead The Independent Florida Alligator—one of the largest student newsrooms in the country—as both editor-in-chief and engagement managing editor. There, he coordinated a special edition about climate change and its impact on UF and the surrounding community.
He will intern at the Miami Herald, covering climate change and criminal justice.