Alison Byrne makes documentary film and radio.
Alison is a producer with the weekly national radio show "With Good Reason." She rounded out 2019 producing and editing the "Mobituaries" podcast episode: "Laura Branigan: Death of a Singer, Life of a Song" for CBS with Mo Rocca. This came on the heels of her success with last season's "Sammy Davis, Jr.: Death of the Entertainer." And in April she completed the NEH-grant-funded audio documentary series: "Voices of Vietnam."
Alison co-produced "I Love You, Now Die: The Commonwealth Vs. Michelle Carter," a 2-part HBO documentary film that premiered at SXSW in March 2019 to critical acclaim. She was also Archival Researcher for "At the Heart of Gold: Inside the USA Gymnastics Scandal." Alison first teamed up with documentary rockstar Erin Lee Carr on her feature directorial debut "Thought Crimes: the Case of the Cannibal Cop" before co-producing the hit film "Mommy Dead and Dearest," all for HBO.
Alison's other accomplishments include credits for films, audio stories, web series, corporate media, and reality TV for PBS, Discovery, HGTV, WCAI, Radio Woodstock, and the American history podcast "Backstory." She graduated magna cum laude with an MFA in Integrated Media Arts from Hunter College in 2008. Then, as a student of the competitive Transom Story Workshop, she wrote, recorded, and edited a personal audio essay called "Leaving Los Angeles" for which she received the 2015 Miller Audio Prize from The Missouri Review.
In her spare time (?!?), Alison curates a blog of unsent emails called Saved To Draft, is writing a sitcom pilot called "Not Living the Dream," and constantly considers launching a podcast about New Jersey. She's lived in NYC and L.A. and once spent a month walking 500 miles across Spain but is currently creating content from the Jersey Shore, often while wrangling a 30-lb baby and a 20-lb cat.