Alison Stewart is an American journalist, author, and television personality best known for her work on MTV, PBS, and NPR. She began her career as a correspondent on MTV News in the early 1990s, and went on to host a variety of shows on the network, including the late-night talk show “120 Minutes” and the music news program “The Needle Drop.” She has also appeared on the PBS news program “The NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” and NPR’s “All Things Considered.”
Born in 1969 in an Air Force family, Stewart moved around the country with her family before settling in Princeton, New Jersey. She attended Princeton Day School, and graduated from Brown University in 1991 with a degree in American Civilization.
During her time at Brown, Stewart became an intern at MTV News. After graduating, she was hired to be a correspondent for the network. During her time at MTV, she interviewed some of the biggest names in music, including R.E.M., Nirvana, and the Beastie Boys. She also contributed to the network’s political coverage, appearing on programs such as “Choose or Lose” and “The Week in Rock.”
In 1997, Stewart left MTV to join PBS’ “NewsHour with Jim Lehrer” as a correspondent. During her time at “NewsHour,” she covered topics ranging from terrorism to the war in Iraq. In 2003, she began contributing to NPR’s “All Things Considered” and later became a full-time host of the program.
In addition to her work on television and radio, Stewart is the author of two books. The first, “First Class: The Legacy of Dunbar, America’s First Black Public High School,” was published in 2009. Her second book, “Journey to the Stage: Inspirational Stories from Women Who Shaped Rock and Roll,” was published in 2015.
Alison Stewart is an accomplished journalist and television personality who has made a name for herself in the entertainment industry. From her work on MTV to her books, Stewart has left an indelible mark on the world of journalism and television.