Not a typo, perfectly normal, idiomatic English.
The "annoying" aspect that you mention is usually with present continuous tense (as in fact you describe), for example:
It's always raining in England.
He's always correcting my grammar.
She's always popping up in the news.
(But always + present continuous is not only for annoying actions, they can be good too: He's always helping me.)
The example sentence you give is present simple, which is not the same pattern as your explanation ("If you say a person is always doing something"):
- She is always in the news.