Allison Herrera is a Native American radio journalist whose work was recently featured on PRI's The World. Herrera’s Native ties are from her Xolon Salinan tribal heritage; her family’s traditional village was in the Toro Creek area of the Central California coast.
She’s covered gender and equity for PRI’s reporting project “Across Women’s Lives,” which focuses on women’s rights around the world. This project has taken her to Ukraine, where Herrera showcased the country’s global surrogacy industry, and reported on families who are so desperate to escape the ongoing civil war that they have moved to abandoned towns near the Chernobyl nuclear disaster site.
Herrera’s Localore project “Invisible Nations” received several awards from the Associated Press and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Herrera previously covered Oklahoma’s diverse Indigenous population, and received an Emmy award nomination for her Reveal story “Does the Time Fit the Crime,” which centered on criminal justice in Oklahoma and Ohio.