Alana Rocha Multimedia Reporter

Alana Rocha joined the Tribune staff as the multimedia reporter after working eight years in television and radio news. She's covered politics for stations in Florida, Kansas and most recently in Austin as YNN's lead political reporter. Her work at the cable news outlet took her around the country reporting from the presidential campaign trail. A native of Tampa, Florida, Alana received bachelor's degrees in Journalism and Spanish from the University of Florida.

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Video: Houston Slayings Fueled Border Security Debate

The grave of Spencer Golvach, has beer caps and guitar picks left by friends, in Houston Tuesday, October 20, 2015.
The grave of Spencer Golvach, has beer caps and guitar picks left by friends, in Houston Tuesday, October 20, 2015.

The murder of 25-year-old Spencer Golvach by an undocumented Mexican national – repeatedly thrown out of the country for multiple criminal convictions – lit a political firestorm over illegal immigration that has not abated.