Broadcast journalist Alison Burns is an adjunct lecturer and Ph.D. student in the Philip Merrill College of Journalism.
She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland in 1993 and has worked in news since, most of the time as a Washington correspondent for Cox Media Group’s nationwide network of TV and radio stations.
Burns continues to freelance as a producer, while teaching broadcast news writing and reporting and other courses at the college.
Burns is researching ways to improve and expand journalism education. She created a “FACTS about Fake News” active-learning workshop with the goal of empowering high school students and others in our community to recognize the value of journalism and make the fight against “fake news” their own.
She was selected as a 2017-2019 “Do-Good Faculty Fellow” to develop programs that help journalism students improve community engagement. She also was named the Ken Joseph Outstanding Mentor Award by College Park Scholars in spring 2020.
B.A., University of Maryland