Alexandria, VA – Z-TV LIVE! is pleased to welcome longtime Alexandria resident, author and journalist Gina Cavallaro to its on-air staff as host and interviewer. And she’s starting her first appearance off with an exciting show, interviewing TV personality and Alexandria business owner Monte Durham on Wednesday, September 9.
Gina’s journalism career began in San Juan, Puerto Rico, at WOSO, the island’s English-language radio station. She moved on to the English-language newspaper, the San Juan Star, as reporter and editor.
In 2000, Gina chose to live in Alexandria closer to family and served as press secretary for Puerto Rico Rep. Carlos Romero Barcelo. In 2001, she joined the staff at the Gannett-owned Army Times as editor and then reporter in a job that took her to the war zones in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Middle East, Europe and all over the country to cover U.S. troops.
In 2010 Gina co-authored Sniper, a collection of stories on the highly specialized battlefield skill through the eyes of the soldiers and Marines who were trained as snipers. Now a senior staff writer for ARMY magazine, a monthly publication of the Association of the U.S. Army, Gina lives in Alexandria with her dog, Nacho.
Gina is thrilled to join the Z-TV team, and is looking forward to reporting on the people and businesses that make Alexandria so great. “Look, we all know Alexandria is a fabulous little corner of the world. I can’t wait to share my take on it,” she said. “Everybody has a story and I am excited to bring those to our viewers.” Meet Gina for her introductory interview with Susan Fleischman on Z-TV LIVE! Tuesday, September 1, at 7 pm.
And then please also join us on Z-TV LIVE! at 7 p.m., Wednesday, September 9, for Gina’s first show with Alexandria’s own Monte Durham.