About Allison Gilbert
Allison Gilbert is an Emmy Award–winning journalist and author who was nearly killed on 9/11 working as a television news producer at Ground Zero. She is a coeditor of Covering Catastrophe: Broadcast Journalists Report September 11, considered the definitive historical record of how broadcast journalists covered that tragic day. She is the official narrator of the audio tour for the 9/11 Memorial & Museum’s historical exhibition September 11, 2001. Her 9/11 reflections are introduced by Robert De Niro on the museum’s Witnessing History tour, and she’s the only female journalist to be so honored. Her journalism career spans nearly 30 years: as a frequent writer for The New York Times; a producer for CNN, WNBC-TV, and WABC-TV; and part of the original launch teams for New York 1 News and MSNBC. She serves on the board of directors for the National Alliance for Children’s Grief and on the advisory board for the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors, the preeminent national organization providing grief support to families of America’s fallen heroes.