Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz

The Chicago Tribune
Alexia Elejalde-Ruiz covers retail for the Chicago Tribune's business section, which she joined after eight years as a features reporter. On the Tribune's lifestyle staff she wrote chiefly about dating and relationships as well as health, home decor, food and travel. Prior to that she wrote features for RedEye, the Tribune's daily tabloid for the 18- to 34-year-old crowd. Alexia also has worked at the Daily Herald, where she covered several suburban towns, and the City News Service, where she covered cops. Alexia grew up in Washington, DC, got her degree in international relations from Brown University, and encourages you to look up her 2013 story about going on a singles cruise, a highlight of her journalism career.