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, ABC and MSNBC. She has interviewed news-makers including President Bill Clinton, Justice Sandra Day O’Connor, singer/activist Bono and radio icon Howard Stern. Alison has reported from the floor of six presidential conventions, the Olympics and reported live from the World Trade Center on 9/11. 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 is the author of First Class:The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School, named one of the best books of 2013 by Essence and Mother Jones magazines. Her most recent book is JUNK: Digging Through America’s Love Affair With Stuff.

Stewart graduated from Brown University. From 2013 through 2015 she served on The Board of Trustees of the Corporation of Brown University. In 2014 Stewart was awarded a Doctor of Fine Arts degree from Bloomfield College. She has been active in various charities, including Dress for Success, The Lighthouse, and Chess in the Schools. She lives in New York City.


Emmy Award:
As part of ABC News’ coverage of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.


Peabody Award:
“Choose or Lose” segments, covering the 1992 presidential race on MTV.