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Meet the Team


Alicia Menendez

Host & Co-Executive Producer

Alicia Menendez is a journalist and multimedia storyteller. Named “Broadcast Journalism’s New Gladiator” by Elle Magazine, “Ms. Millennial” by The Washington Post, and a “Content Queen” by Marie Claire, Alicia has quickly become a force in American media. She currently works as a co-host of Amanpour & Co., a global affairs show which airs on PBS and CNNi; and a contributing editor at Bustle, the largest media property for Millennial women.


Juleyka Lantigua-WIlliams

Co-Executive Producer

In 2017, Juleyka founded a production company, Lantigua Williams & Co., after 18+ years in media (NPR, The Atlantic, Random House). Its mission is to support and amplify the work of creators of color in digital audio and film.


Maria Murriel

Sound Designer

Maria Murriel is a writer and audio producer. She's interested in personal stories that connect to pivotal moments in society, and in work that elevates underrepresented voices. She covered extremist politics in the run-up to the 2016 US presidential election, as well as the Trump inauguration and the Women's March on Washington for PRI's The World and the BBC World Service. She produced Crooked Media's Pod Save the People, and The Conversation's Heat and Light: Stories from 1968. She was also an adjunct in the bilingual master's program at the CUNY Newmark School of Journalism, and led Futuro Media Group's first Community Podcast Lab at the PRX Podcast Garage in Boston.


About Lantigua Williams & Co. 

Founded in 2017 by veteran journalist Juleyka Lantigua-Williams, Lantigua Williams & Co., Inc. is a digital production studio with the mission of supporting storytellers working in audio and film. With its creative and business partners, the company produces podcasts, documentaries, films, and other types of original narrative-driven works. Among them, are 70 Million, a podcast about criminal justice reform supported by a grant from the MacArthur Foundation; Shot Caller, a pop and drink culture podcast, Key Conversations with Phi Beta Kappa, featuring today's leading academics, and Democracy in Color, which examines how the new ascending majority is changing the political landscape. @LanWilCo