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Alaena Hostetter IN as Eater Dallas Associate Editor

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Eater Dallas is excited to announce that Alaena Hostetter has joined the team as associate editor, effective immediately. Formerly a full-time freelance journalist, Alaena’s work on food, music, art, and culture has appeared in the Dallas Morning News, D Magazine, and the Dallas Observer.

A Texas native, Alaena is an alumni of Trinity University and the University of Southern California. Before moving back to Dallas, she worked as a sports reporter at a community newspaper, walked celebrity dogs in Hollywood, and spent time at ABC News’ London bureau.

Please make sure to say hello to Alaena down in the comments. As always, Alaena and the rest of the Eater Dallas team appreciate any restaurant-related tips and gossip. Email Alaena at, or follow her on Twitter.