During her more than two decades as a journalist Alison Stewart has reported for all the major national news networks and anchored her own groundbreaking and successful news programs on NPR, PBS, and MSNBC.

Alison has reported from the floor of six presidential conventions and anchored major news events from Hurricane Katrina to the shootings at Virginia Tech. She has reported from Africa, Cuba, and Jordan and reported live from the winter Olympics in Torino, Italy.

Stewart served as anchor for ABC World News Now from 2000 to 2002 and reported live from the World Trade Center on 9/11. She received an Emmy as part of ABC News’ coverage of the event. Stewart began her career as a producer/reporter for MTV News’  breakthrough political coverage Choose or Lose, for which she won a Peabody Award.

She has interviewed news-makers including President Bill Clinton, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, singer/activist Bono, Senator Elizabeth Warren, director Julie Taymor, House Speaker Newt Gingrich, radio icon Howard Stern, author Carl Hiassen, movie titan Steven Spielberg, and U.S. Surgeon General Dr. David Satcher.

In addition to speaking at colleges across the country, Alison Stewart has moderated events for NYC’s 92nd Street Y, The World Science Festival, The Smithsonian Institution, The Connecticut Forum, and the New School. She is the author of First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School. which was named one of the best books of 2013 by Essence and Mother Jones magazines.

Stewart graduated from Brown University. In 2013 she was elected to The Board of Trustees of the Corporation of Brown University. She has been active in various charities, including Dress for Success, The Lighthouse, and Chess in the Schools. She lives in New York City and Woodstock, NY with her husband and son.

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