Ana Figueroa is a Los Angeles-based journalist. She is a former practicing attorney and staff reporter for the Los Angeles Bureau of Newsweek Magazine. She covered breaking news, politics, society, trends and entertainment for Newsweek, during its ownership by the Washington Post Company. She also contributed to several special issues in the wake of the 9-11 terrorist attacks.
Ana currently serves as a contributing editor for Travel Agent Magazine and publisher of travel websites that include Rivercruiser.com.
Her previous experience includes breaking news, political and entertainment reporting for The New York Daily News and People Magazine. She was field producer for Court TV during its coverage of the O.J. Simpson civil trial.
Ana’s travel writing has appeared in Travel Weekly; Luxury Travel Advisor; Travel Market Report; Travel Age West; Cruise Critic; Porthole Cruise Magazine; The Boston Globe; Conde Nast UK; Hemispheres Magazine and other publications. She was cruise and senior editor of TravelAge West and tourism editor of About.com (now Tripsavvy.com). She also served as director of communications for the river cruise line AmaWaterways.
Ana has written features and profiles for Orange Coast Magazineand InTouch. She has also written cover profiles of celebrities such as Bill Cosby for AARP the Magazine, the largest-circulation publication in the country. She wrote a long-running travel column for AARP’s bilingual magazine and website, AARP Viva, and co-authored the Moon Metro Las Vegas guidebook for Avalon Travel Publishing.
Ana holds a law degree from Stanford University. Prior to entering the journalism field, she was a business litigator with the largest law firm in California. She also served as a staff attorney for the Orange County Superior Court.
In connection with her writing and reporting, Ana has made television and radio appearances that include the “Today Show,” “The O’Reilly Factor,” “Politically Correct with Bill Maher,” “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren,” “CNN Headline News” and NPR.