Alison first worked as a reporter for the Harlow Star weekly newspaper before going to Leeds University where she was editor of Leeds Student. She was then a trainee at the Evening Argus in Brighton before joining Connors News Agency and Woman magazine. She came to Trinity Mirror (now Reach) in 1998 as a feature writer on the Sunday People magazine. She moved to become Features Editor on the Daily Mirror in 2001.
In 2016 she was made Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Trinity Mirror papers and in 2018 was named as the Editor of the Daily Mirror, making her its first female editor since its very first editor in 1903. She has also written a weekly column in the Mirror since 2012. In 2018 she was named “Columnist of the Year” at the National Press Awards.
She is chair of Reach plc’s Reaching Gender Equality group and Deputy Chair of Women In Journalism. She has three children aged between nine and 15.
Alison is also a regular media commentator and has appeared on such programmes as Question Time, BBC Politics Live and ITV’s This Morning.
Chaired by Eleanor Mills, WIJ chair and editorial director, Sunday Times and editor Sunday Times Magazine
WHEN: Tuesday, January 21, 2020
WHERE: CISION, 5 Churchill Place, Canary Wharf E15
TIMES: Doors open 6.30/ Event starts at 7.00/ Drinks from 8.15 to 9.15 pm
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