Alison Martino

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Alison Martino
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Alison Martino at home
Born (1970-12-15) December 15, 1970 (age 47)
Los Angeles, CA, U.S.
Occupation Producer, Writer, Historian
Years active 1998–present

Alison Martino (born December 15, 1970) is a television producer, columnist and Los Angeles historian. She is also the daughter of the late singer Al Martino.

Known as an expert in Los Angeles history, Alison has been referred to as the "Godmother" of old LA and the Sunset Strip[1]. Her knowledge of Los Angeles has been featured in numerous regional publications such as Curbed LA[2][3][4], Los Angeles Magazine[5][6], WeHoVille [7][8], The Hollywood Reporter[9] and nationally in the Los Angeles Times[10], Huffington Post[11] and the New York Times[12]. She has also been featured in various television and radio programs such as ABC’s "Eye on L.A."[13], NPR Public Radio [14] and the nationally syndicated shows, "The Insider (TV series)", The Travel Channel's "Baggage Battles", "Bizarre Foods: Delicious Destinations" and 2018's "In Ice Cold Blood" hosted by Ice-T.

As an author she has written numerous articles for Los Angeles Magazine [15].

Alison is also a successful television producer, spending much of the late 1990s and 2000s in various production television roles, producing multiple episodes of E! Entertainment Television's "Mysteries and Scandals" as well as the popular reality shows "Trading Spaces", "Celebrity Rehab" and the critically acclaimed "Intervention (TV series)". In 2014, Alison teamed up with P. David Ebersole and Todd Hughes of The Ebersole Hughes Company to create the web series VLA TV[16], premiering on her YouTube channel. In 2017, she co-produced a documentary on Jayne Mansfield titled "Mansfield 66/67"[17].

In 2010, Alison created the online community of "Vintage Los Angeles" which documents the history of Los Angeles.[18]

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