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Alison Kurtzman is a graduate of the Broadcast and Digital Journalism program at the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. In May 2012, Alison graduated summa cum laude (final GPA – 3.87) with a B.S. Dual Degree in Broadcast Journalism and Psychology. She currently works for Fox Business Network on The Willis Report and also serves as a media consultant for theater company, Broadway Artists Alliance.
Alison has had a love for anything communications and media related since she was fourteen and began writing for her high school newspaper. Although she continued to write and edit her high school paper throughout high school, in her junior year she joined her school’s media club and discovered a love of film and broadcast journalism.
While in high school and college Alison held several internships. Three have been at local news in news stations in Albany and Syracuse, New York. Additionally, Alison broadened her producing perspectives by spending the summer of 2011 working for two production companies in New York City. Alison was honored to receive the Radio-Television News Power Producer award from the S.I. Newhouse School in May 2012, which commends the Broadcast Journalism senior who shows the strongest aptitude and most potential as a producer.
Outside of her course work and internships, Alison was very involved with activities on campus. She worked as a campus ambassador and part of the lead team of University 100, a select group of students who give tours to prospective students and serve as representatives of the campus. She also worked at the Empire State School Press Association (ESSPA) which holds a state-wide annual conference inviting local high school newspapers, literary magazines, and yearbooks to Newhouse for the day. Alison volunteered at the Syracuse University Advocacy Center and was also a Newhouse Peer Adviser. Alison was also the Finance Director for First Year Players, an entirely student-run theater organization that produces a full-scale musical annually. Alison prepared the organization’s budget and helped the organization to be fully funded for the first time in its history during the 2011-2012 year.
Alison is a self-proclaimed news junkie, pop culture enthusiast, and animal lover. She has three dogs, who live with her mom in Albany, and has been an avid horseback rider for the past nine years. She hopes to one day break into the world of entertainment and long-form news.
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