Former MTV Reporter Launches New Show
Peabody Award-winning journalist and author Alison Stewart will host a new live, two-hour afternoon show on WNYC. The new program, launching this fall, will be a weekday talk show with a fresh take on culture, the arts, the news of the day, and life in New York and the surrounding region. Broadcasting live from 12P- 2P ET, the show will also be available for streaming and podcast. Stewart will take calls, venture into NYC, and collaborate with fellow WNYC journalists and hosts on new segments. The 52-year-old Brown University graduate began her career as a Producer and Reporter for MTV News. She has spent over two decades reporting for all the major national news networks. She has anchored her own news programs on NPR, PBS, ABC, and MSNBC, and reported from the floor of six presidential conventions, the Olympics, and the World Trade Center on 9/11. She is currently a contributing Editor with The Atlantic LIVE and a contributor to PBS NewsHour. “My hope is we can explore how culture shapes us as people and citizens. What's happening on Broadway and in Bushwick, what's happening in houses of worship and fashion houses, and that fantastically weird performance artist you saw on the F train all contribute to the magic of New York City,” said Stewart. More here.