In addition, she won “Best Online Feature” from the New York Association of Black Journalists in 2007, an “Excellence in Journalism” award in 2002 from the National Arab Journalists Association, “Best Feature Writing” honors from the 2002 Gospel Music Association and was included in Da Capo Best Music Writing, 2001 for her story “West Bank Hard Core.”
She was voted 1997's Music Journalist of the Year and won Best National Feature Story honors at the 1996 Music Journalism Awards.
Ali has also written for The New York Times, GQ, Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, Ladies Home Journal, SPIN, Option and The Village Voice. Lorraine Ali has been
interviewed on Oprah, Charlie Rose and Good Morning America.
She began writing for the LA Weekly in the early 1990s. She soon became a columnist for the Los Angeles Times, a senior critic for Rolling Stone and a car
columnist for the late, great UHF magazine.
Her pursuit of the perfect story brought her to Havana, where she drank mojitos with the Buena Vista Social Club, the Occupied Territories, where she talked
Tupac with Palestinian rappers, and Southern Italy, where she attended a mafia feast with Malavita musicians.
She lives in Los Angeles with her tech-master husband and amazingly adorable son.