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Gidget Alikpala

Gidget Alikpala

Gidget grew up in Manila, Philippines with a love of numbers and words, the latter eventually prevailing when she chose to study journalism in college. After a few years working in this field, she went back to school and earned her master’s degree in multi-media journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia on a Fulbright scholarship. She began her media career as a radio news writer and anchor, then transitioned to TV journalism. Here, she would wear many hats both on and off-camera. She worked as an anchor, writer, reporter, and as a producer for award-winning shows. She covered multiple topics ranging from international news, to politics, to lifestyle and entertainment. She moved to Spain in 2015 and joined AS USA in 2021. She reports on breaking news and current affairs with a focus on finance, politics, and entertainment. She gets over-excited when she gets to write about anything even remotely related to food or animals. The only thing she doesn’t like about living in landlocked Madrid? Very limited opportunities to go scuba diving.
  • Education: MA in Multi-media Journalism, BA in Journalism
  • Role: Journalist
  • Expertise area: Breaking news and current affairs