Alice Walton has spent more than a decade reporting on and writing about politics in Southern California. She was most recently with the Los Angeles Times, where she helped grow the successful Essential California newsletter to a daily readership of more than 200,000 subscribers.
At Ek, Sunkin & Bai, Alice will play a leading role in developing strategies and implementing tactics for the firm’s public affairs and strategic communications practice area. She will also provide the firm’s diverse client base with expert media counsel on local, state and federal policy and political issues.
Alice began her career as a reporter with City News Service, the largest regional wire service in the country. During that time she covered L.A. city and county politics, court hearings, breaking news and award shows like the Oscars and Golden Globes. In 2010, she successfully launched The City Maven, a digital publication focused on the news of Los Angeles City Hall. She later joined 89.3 KPCC public radio as an on-air reporter.
Alice is a board member and past president of the Greater L.A. chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists. Alice has volunteered with the Downtown Women’s Center and School on Wheels.
Alice is a graduate of USC with degrees in print journalism and political science. She received her master’s degree from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. She is a resident of West Hollywood.