Alison Byrne is a radio & documentary film producer. She recently produced and edited "Sammy Davis, Jr.: Death of the Entertainer," a CBS "Mobituaries" podcast episode with Mo Rocca, and completed the NEH-grant-funded series "Voices of Vietnam" for the national radio program "With Good Reason."
Alison co-produced the HBO documentary film "I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter," which premiered at SXSW and airs this summer, and then served as an Archival Researcher on At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal, airing now to critical acclaim.
A graduate of the Transom Story Workshop, she received the 2015 Miller Audio Prize from The Missouri Review for her audio essay "Leaving Los Angeles," before going on to produce 3 documentary films with director Erin Lee Carr. Her resume also includes films, audio stories, web series, corporate media, and reality TV shows for PBS, Discovery, HGTV, the Journalism Center on Children and Families, the American history podcast Backstory, and the radio show Oxide. Alison graduated magna cum laude with an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College in 2008.
In her spare time (when?), Alison curates a blog of unsent emails called Saved To Draft, is writing a sitcom pilot called "Not Living the Dream," and constantly considers starting a podcast about NJ. She's lived in NYC and L.A. and once spent a month walking 500 miles across Spain but is currently creating content from her Jersey Shore hometown, often while wrangling a 23-lb baby and a 24-lb cat.