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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Texas Veterans Vetting Options for Next Commander-in-Chief

Vietnam veteran Jim Faulkner of Calhoun County signs a Trump for President banner at the Republican Party of Texas event in Dallas May 13, 2016.
Vietnam veteran Jim Faulkner of Calhoun County signs a Trump for President banner at the Republican Party of Texas event in Dallas May 13, 2016.

The state's 1.7 million veterans are largely split on their choice for the next commander-in-chief. While some say they favor Republican Donald Trump’s boldness, others see promise in Democrat Hillary Clinton’s steadiness.

Travis County Sheriff Questions Likely Successor’s Immigration Policy

Jay Root, reporter for The Texas Tribune, moderated the “Immigration and the Cities” panel featuring Greg Hamilton and Lupe Valdez at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 24, 2016.
Jay Root, reporter for The Texas Tribune, moderated the “Immigration and the Cities” panel featuring Greg Hamilton and Lupe Valdez at The Texas Tribune Festival on Sept. 24, 2016.

Outgoing Travis County Sheriff Greg Hamilton said Saturday that his likely successor's promise to get U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement out of the county jail would be “dangerous.”

Trump Loses Support From Key Texas Backer Over Immigration (Video)

In the Roundup: Donald Trump loses key Hispanic support in Texas after laying out his immigration policy, police departments in the state’s largest cities don’t always report when cops pull the trigger and Rick Perry prepares to strap on his dancing shoes.

In the Roundup: Donald Trump loses key Hispanic support in Texas after laying out his immigration policy, police departments in the state’s largest cities don’t always report when cops pull the trigger and Rick Perry prepares to strap on his dancing shoes.

Campus Carry, Voter ID Dominate the Headlines (Video)

Texas agrees to soften its voter ID law for the November elections, the state’s new campus carry gun law quietly takes effect and state officials give the ‘O.K.’ for Medicaid to pay for mosquito repellant to help combat the spread of Zika.
Texas agrees to soften its voter ID law for the November elections, the state’s new campus carry gun law quietly takes effect and state officials give the ‘O.K.’ for Medicaid to pay for mosquito repellant to help combat the spread of Zika.

In the Roundup: Texas agrees to soften its voter ID law for the November elections, the state’s new campus carry gun law quietly takes effect and state officials give the O.K. for Medicaid to pay for mosquito repellant to help combat the spread of Zika.