Lorraine Ali  is an award-winning journalist and television critic for the Los Angeles Times whose expertise is in American culture, media and entertainment.

Ali was a Newsweek senior writer, and earlier, the magazine's music critic, before joining the Los Angeles Times in 2011 as an editor and writer. She's also been a senior critic with Rolling Stone and has contributed reported pieces and essays to publications such as the New York Times, GQ and The Hollywood Reporter. Her areas of expertise include culture, media, entertainment and Muslim America.

Ali appears frequently as an expert voice on television and news programs such as Charlie Rose, CNN, Good Morning America and the BBC. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her family and pitbull, Sausage.