Florangela Davila is a journalist who works across media: print, broadcast, online and the stage.
She began her career as a print reporter covering schools at the Alameda Times-Star (RIP) and then as a longtime staff writer at The Seattle Times where she wrote both news and feature stories. Her beats included race and immigration, the environment and night culture. Her work earned local, regional and national awards.
As a freelance reporter, she has contributed work to NPR, the Northwest News Network, BBC's Food Programme, Colorado Public Radio, PBS-affiliate KCTS-TV, NPR's "The Salt" blog, espn.com, Seattle magazine and Crosscut.com.
Florangela spent 5 years as a part-time faculty member in the Department of Communication at the University of Washington. She has worked with teams of young female filmmakers at ReelGrrls. For years she also co-managed a high school jazz program.
As a director at environmental nonprofit Forterra, she led communications and community engagement programs including launching Ampersand, an award-winning printed journal and Ampersand Live, an annual stage show that marries storytelling with music, dance and journalism.
Florangela is a board member of The Westerlies , a genre-defying New York City-based brass quartet, and On the Boards , a contemporary performing arts organization. She lives in Seattle with her journalist husband Glenn Nelson and their dog Santana, who is named after Carlos.