Alani Vargas

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Chicago, IL
Northwestern University
TV, Pop Culture, Fandom
  • Alani is an entertainment journalist with years of experience in the pop culture and fandom verticals, covering events like the launch of 'Star Wars: Jedi Fallen Order,' the Grammys, and more.
  • She graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and has been working professionally since 2017.
  • Alani is an active member of GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics and recently spoke at the annual NLGJA: The Association of LGBTQ Journalists' conference.


With an education in journalism from Northwestern, Alani has been an entertainment journalist for years, covering TV, fandom news and theories, and celebrities. She has written for sites like, PopSugar, and most recently, Netflix's Tudum. Alani is currently a contributor to The Daily Beast,, and Nicki Swift. She is lesbian and Latina and enjoys writing about topics that pertain to her identity, as well.


Alani Vargas graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Journalism from Northwestern University and holds a double major in history, as well.
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