Allison, photographed in 2006
February 28, 1981 |
|Notable credit(s)||Star, Time Out New York; CNN, Fox Business, Fox News, MSNBC|
Julia Allison (born February 28, 1981) is an American journalist, television commentator, and co-creator of lifecasting portal NonSociety.com. A Georgetown University alumna, Allison is originally from Wilmette, a northern suburb of Chicago.
Upon graduating from college, she moved to New York and began working as a columnist for amNewYork, after which she became editor-at-large for Star magazine. In 2007, she went on to join Time Out New York as a columnist, a position held until Summer 2009. Her freelance writing has been featured in many magazines, including Cosmopolitan and Men's Health.
Allison received a bachelor's degree in political science from Georgetown University in 2004. During college, she wrote a dating column for the campus newspaper, The Hoya. During her studies she worked as a legislative correspondent for Illinois Republican congressman Mark Kirk in the 107th Congress, later, during the 2004 election, contributing political commentary for Comcast TV.
Writing and media appearances
In addition to her two-year employment (2007–2009) as a Time Out New York columnist, she had a monthly column in COED magazine and has written for a variety of publications, including Cosmopolitan, Maxim, New York, Teen Vogue, Men's Health, Seventeen, and Capitol File. She also did party coverage for the Huffington Post.
Allison's public speaking appearances deal with new media and marketing, and engagements include Digital Life Design (DLD) conferences in Munich, Germany, at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and, in fall 2009 at Wharton business school on female entrepreneurs. In addition, she has worked with various brands, including as a spokesperson for Sony until early 2010.
As a television pundit, Allison has made occasional appearances on Fox Business's Happy Hour and Fox News' Red Eye show, plus regular appearances as a commentator on Fox News segments, CNN's Reliable Sources, and Headline News' Showbiz Tonight and Glenn Beck news-commentary show. Other appearances include E!, MSNBC's Scarborough Country; Montel Williams, NY Residential, and MTV's It's On with Alexa Chung. Locally, media appearances include New York City's Fox 5, and Sirius radio. She co-hosted NBC New York Nonstop's TMI Weekly, which is jointly owned by Next New Networks. Allison was also pictured by renowned photographer Platon on Wired magazine's cover in August 2008.
- "Speakers '09: Julia Allison". DLD – Digital, Life, Design Conference. January 15, 2009. Retrieved August 21, 2009.
- "Meet our new dating scribe". Time Out New York (606). May 10–16, 2007. Retrieved June 17, 2008.
- Allison, Julia (April 23, 2007). "WHCD 2007: Stars, slippers & Sanjaya". Huffington Post. Retrieved January 14, 2008.
- Freidson, Michael (Jun 25 – Jul 1, 2009). "The Hot Seat – Interview". Time Out New York (717). ISSN 1084-550X. Retrieved August 21, 2009.
- Carr, Paul (January 28, 2009). "If you can't say anything nice ...". Guardian Unlimited (Guardian Newspapers). (via LexisNexis).
- "Speaker Series | MIT Innovation Club". MIT Sloan School of Management. Retrieved August 21, 2009.
- "11th Annual Wharton Women in Business Conference | Panelists". Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Retrieved August 21, 2009.
- Staff writer (August 21, 2009). "Justin Timberlake and Peyton Manning offer TV advice in Sony push". Brand Republic (Haymarket Publishing): 1. (via LexisNexis). Retrieved August 21, 2009.
- "Glenn Beck". Glenn Beck. January 3, 2008. Headline News.
- Howard Kurtz. Guests: Emily Rooney, Gail Shister, David Frum, David Zurawik, Gloria Borger, Keli Goff, Julia Allison, et al (April 13, 2008). "Reliable Sources". CNN.
- Joe Scarborough, Pat Buchanan, Pete Williams. Guests: Joe Klein, Melinda Henneberger, John Nichols, Julia Allison, et al (February 26, 2007). "Scarborough Country". MSNBC.
- Anchors: Montel Williams (September 14, 2007). "Shocking Allegations Making News". The Montel Williams Show.
- Abelson, Max (June 16, 2008). "Julia Allison On New Real Estate Show". New York Observer. Retrieved 22 August 2009.
- "It's On with Alexa Chung". July 23, 2009. MTV.
- "People On The Move". Advertising Age. April 13, 2009. (via LexisNexis).
- "Next New Networks Programming Scores Big in 2009 Webby's". Source: Next New Networks. Marketwire. May 7, 2009. (via LexisNexis).
- "Extras; Contributors". Wired (Condé Nast Publications) 16 (8): 16. August 2008. ISSN 1059-1028.
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