Alison Byrne

Documentary Filmmaker, Radio Producer, and Writer in Brooklyn, New York

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Alison is currently producing a documentary for HBO about crime in the digital age.

She is a radio and video producer, researcher, writer, and location scout. Alison has produced documentary films, web series, promos, corporate media and reality TV in New York and L.A. for outlets including HBO, PBS, Discovery, HGTV, and National Geographic. She also received the 2015 Miller Audio Prize from The Missouri Review for her radio essay "Leaving Los Angeles" and is currently the Producer of the 10-part podcast series "Who Are You?" with the organization Working Narratives. She's produced more audio work for WCAI/Atlantic Public Media and the Journalism Center on Children & Families. Alison graduated magna cum laude with an MFA in Integrated Media Arts (social-issue, journalistic, nonfiction media) from CUNY Hunter College, where she focused on documentary video.

Alison recently started a blog at, curating email drafts left unsent (it needs work...). She once spent a month walking 500 miles across Spain but is equally delighted by lounging in her hometown at the Jersey Shore. She currently lives in Brooklyn with a 24-lb cat named Scotty.