Alison Pepper was named Senior Producer of Recruitment and Development for CBS News in February 2011. In this role, she is responsible for working with CBS News broadcasts to develop the careers of CBS News employees, as well as for recruiting new journalists to the organization.
Most recently, Pepper spent seven years overseeing the hiring and management of the production staff of "60 Minutes," first as Unit manager and then as Coordinating producer. Before joining "60 Minutes," she served in various posts in the CBS News division, including Associate Producer and Broadcast Associate at "60 Minutes II." Additionally, Pepper worked at the "CBS Evening News with Dan Rather" and CBS Radio News.
Pepper graduated from the University of Michigan with a Bachelors of Art in Political Science and Spanish. She lives in New York City with her husband, Chuck Atanasio, and her daughter.