Lorraine Ali has written for numerous print and digital publications. Her stories include features on the television media and Trump, Hollywood's take on Muslims and music profiles on the Rolling Stones and Jay Z. She's also written about the Iraqi Diaspora following the 2003 Gulf War.


Ali has written dozens of articles for a numerous newspapers, magazines and websites, including:

The New York Times


The Los Angeles Times

Rolling Stone

The Daily Beast



Harper’s Bazaar

Ladies Home Journal



The Village Voice


Ali contributed to these titles:

• Da Capo Best Music Writing 2001

The Rolling Stone Book of Women in Rock: Trouble Girls

Cobain by Rolling Stone Press


2017: Named television critic for the Los Angeles Times.

2014: Named Senior Writer, Pop Culture for the Los Angeles Times.

2011: Named Music Editor for the Los Angeles Times.

2010: Made a Hedgebrook Residency Fellow.

2007: Awarded “Best Online Feature” by the New York Association of Black Journalists.

2002: Awarded “Excellence in Journalism”  by the National Arab Journalists Association.

2002: Won “Best Feature Writing” from Gospel Music Association.

2001: Had her  “West Bank Hard Core" included in Da Capo Best Music Writing.

2000: Became Newsweek’s Music Critic (later made a Senior Writer).

1998: Named a Rolling Stone Senior Critic.

1997: Voted "Music Journalist of the Year"

1996: Won "Best National Feature Story" at the Music Journalism Awards.