Lloyd Alaban is a politics and government reporter at San José Spotlight. He is a proud South Bay native who has called Milpitas home his entire life. He earned a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of California, Santa Cruz, and a master’s degree in journalism and mass communications from San Jose State University, where he worked in student media at both schools. He got his start in journalism as an intern with AsianWeek, and has since written for realtor.com, Work + Money, Uni Watch, San Jose Inside and the Milpitas Beat.
Lloyd has covered numerous issues, including local businesses, protests, affordable housing policy, homelessness and city government. He is passionate about local news and its ability to shed light on underprivileged communities. He enjoys trivia, running, coffee, beer and playing with his two-year-old Siberian Husky.