Monica Alba is a White House producer for NBC News in Washington D.C. Prior to covering the Trump administration, she followed Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail as an embedded reporter for 18 months. Before the 2016 election, she worked for the NBC Investigative Unit in New York City, where she reported on everything from health and sports to politics and national security.
Alba graduated with honors from the USC Annenberg School in 2009, earning her degree in broadcast journalism with minors in international relations and cinematic arts. She received her master's degree from the Columbia Journalism School, where she specialized in documentary filmmaking.
She co-founded the Social Issues Documentary Film Contest, a film festival that requires high school students to produce short documentaries on social issues in the San Francisco Bay Area.
In 2010, Monica served as a junior fellow at the USC Annenberg Center on Communication Leadership & Policy, where she analyzed new business models for news and contributed research to a Federal Communications Commission study on the future of media.
Before that, she worked as a production coordinator for Chain Camera Pictures, alongside Academy Award-nominated director Kirby Dick on the political documentary Outrage. The Emmy-nominated film premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2009 and aired nationally on HBO.
A native of San Jose, California, Monica speaks fluent Spanish and travels widely. Monica is an avid photographer, indie film fiend and international soccer fan.