Alina Cho

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Alina Cho
Born1971 (age 47–48)[1]
EducationBoston College; Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University

Alina Cho, a longtime television correspondent and former host of CNN's "Fashion: Backstage Pass", is currently an Editor at Large at Ballantine Bantam Dell, a division of Penguin Random House.[2][3] Ms. Cho is responsible for developing and co-editing books in the lifestyle and fashion genre, acquiring the memoirs of Donna Karan and Tommy Hilfiger, two books with Jessica Seinfeld and a non-fiction book with Jill Kargman, creator and star of Bravo's "Odd Mom Out". Ms. Cho is also the host of a lecture series at The Metropolitan Museum of Art called "The Atelier with Alina Cho".[4] The series launched in November 2014 with Anna Wintour as the inaugural guest, followed by interviews with Donatella Versace, Alber Elbaz, Diane von Furstenberg and Alexander Wang. Her next guest, on October 18, 2016, is designer and social media star Olivier Rousteing of Balmain. Ms. Cho is one of a handful of journalists to report from inside communist North Korea, covered the historic first election of President Barack Obama and was part of the Peabody and Emmy award-winning CNN team that covered the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. Prior to her work at CNN, she held various posts at ABC and CNBC. She earned an M.S. from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism and a B.A. from Boston College. She also holds an honorary doctorate from Old Dominion University for her contributions to journalism. She lives in Manhattan and Southampton, New York.


  1. ^ New York Times: "Changing With the News" by Bee Shyuan-Chang September 2, 2011
  2. ^ "Alina Cho on What to Expect From CNN Fashion: Backstage Pass Tomorrow". Retrieved 2019-05-03.
  4. ^ "Series—The Atelier with Alina Cho". Retrieved 2019-05-03.

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