February 11, 2009 10:39 PM
Correspondent, CBS News Sunday Morning
Alison Stewart has been a correspondent for CBS News Sunday Morning since 1998. She has contributed to several other CBS News broadcasts, including 48 Hours, This Morning, Public Eye with Bryant Gumbel, and the CBS Evening News weekend edition.
Stewart has reported on a wide variety of stories, including rights for the disabled, abortion clinic terrorism, and a Baltimore inner-city kids exchange program in Africa. She also has contributed profiles of legendary artists, including John Lee Hooker.
She joined CBS News from MTV News (1991-96). Stewart had been a reporter there since January 1993 and a producer since 1991. She reported on the 1992 and 1996 presidential campaigns and received a Peabody Award for her role in the channel's Choose or Lose 1992 election coverage.
Stewart hosted MTV News Unfiltered, reported for Megadose (1995-96), MTV's alternative health program, and produced for House of Style (1991-93). She also contributed to MTV's first special on racism, "Racism: Points of View" (1991). In addition to those assignments, Stewart served as anchor for MTV News On The Radio, a daily syndicated radio report.
Prior to joining MTV, Stewart was music director for WBRU Radio at Brown University, the nation's largest commercial college radio station (1988). She also hosted PBS' Act Against Racism Campaign, anchored the news for WHTZ Radio in New York, and served as a contributing writer for Swing magazine.
Stewart was born July 4, 1966 in Glen Ridge, N.J. She graduated from Brown University in 1988 with a degree in English and American literature. She lives in New York.
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