The Root 100
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Age43 years old years old
Hometown Glen Ridge NJ
Claim to Fame American radio and television journalist
Bio You’ve seen Alison Stewart as the smiling, savvy stand-in host for Countdown with Keith Olbermann or The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC. But the New Jersey native has been working both behind and in front of the camera for decades. Music fans may remember Stewart as a correspondent for MTV news, where she won a Peabody Award for her coverage of Bill Clinton’s 1992 presidential campaign. Her long career in broadcast media has included stints at NPR, CBS and ABC. Stewart is now penning a book on the history of African American education.
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