Alison Byrne

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

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Alison is Co-Producer of the upcoming HBO documentary film, "Mommy Dead and Dearest," and is currently working on another HBO doc about the Massachusetts criminal case against Michelle Carter.

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 received the 2015 Miller Audio Prize from The Missouri Review for her radio essay "Leaving Los Angeles," and is Producer of the podcast series "Who Are You?" with the organization Working Narratives. She's developed, written, recorded, and edited 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 in 2008.

Alison recently started a blog at, curating email drafts left unsent, and runs a ridiculous Instagram account @legsandcats. She once spent a month walking 500 miles across Spain but is equally delighted lounging in her hometown at the Jersey Shore. Alison lives in Prospect Heights with a 24-lb cat named Scotty.