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Introducing Alexei Barrionuevo as Curbed Editor-at-Large

Whether you're a fervent homepage refresher of Curbed NY, a casual-slash-aspirational real estate junkie on Curbed LA, or an architecture criticism addict right here on Curbed's central site, the Curbed universe offers a little something for anyone who cares about where they live, and how those places are changing. Which is why we're bringing another expert into our arsenal of talented writers, contributors, and columnists: Please welcome Alexei Barrionuevo, former New York Times and Wall Street Journal scribe-turned-documentary filmmaker. Barrionuevo's first weekly Curbed column will launch next Tuesday, October 20; he'll be investigating nationwide real estate trends and digging into incisive coverage of burgeoning US markets from Austin to Miami.

Alexei Barrionuevo is a versatile journalist and documentary filmmaker with 20 years of experience as a staff writer, most recently at The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal. At the Times, he wrote the Big Deal column for the Real Estate section, where he delved into the properties, developments and lives of the super wealthy. He also served as the Times' bureau chief in Brazil over the Southern Cone and as a domestic business correspondent based in Chicago. At the Journal he served as a foreign correspondent in Europe (Brussels), reported from the Middle East in 2003 and covered the global energy industry from Houston. Alexei has covered a range of challenging and emotional stories, from the rescue of the trapped Chilean miners, to earthquakes in Latin America, to military operations in the slums of Rio de Janeiro, while also developing original stories highlighting cultural and societal shifts in South America and Europe. He covered the fall of the energy-trading company Enron and documented its aftermath in federal trials. His most-recent project has been directing an upcoming documentary film about electronic dance music and superstar DJs. Alexei holds a BA from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Miami.
· Alexei Barrionuevo author page [NYT]
· @alexeiscribe [Twitter]
· @waitingftdrop [Twitter]
· Waiting for the Drop [Documentary site]