College/University: B.A. University of Maryland, College Park
After working for more than twenty years as a television and radio news reporter, Alison Burns is thrilled to be back at the University of Maryland as a teacher and PhD student. Alison is entering the doctoral program to research ways to improve and expand journalism education. While she’s teaching broadcast news writing and reporting at Merrill College, one of her anticipated projects as a student is to create a journalism curriculum that helps middle school students develop empathy and community awareness by teaching them to be reporters.
Alison spent most of her career as a Washington correspondent for Cox Media Group’s nationwide network of TV and radio stations. Reporting from Capitol Hill, the White House and the Pentagon, Alison delivered daily live reports and covered major breaking news and historic events. She continues to freelance at Cox as a producer.