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Freelance Journalist

Former Reporter & Editor for the NYT, with proven financial prowess, flair for research and 1700 published clips

Alison Leigh Cowan's Biography

Reporter and Editor, with proven financial prowess, flair for research and 27 years of experience just at the NYT in daily and investigative journalism, hard news and features. Seeking job that will put expert research and reporting skills to use for a good end. Unafraid of hard work or long hours.

Since 2003, I had been working for the Metro desk, as a domestic correspondent covering Connecticut and as a ...

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Seinfeld's Back Story, About Something — Jerry Seinfeld is New York royalty because he has all the elements of street cred: a degree from Queens College, a history as a Mets fan, a television show set in the bedrock of the Upper West Side and, as it turns out, quintessential New York roots.

Ralph Nader Is on Track to Open a ‘Tort Museum in September — WINSTED, Conn.-Move over, Mystic Seaport. Brace yourself, Beardsley Zoo. Ralph Nader, a frequent presidential candidate and a longtime consumer advocate, is putting the finishing touches on a new tourist attraction here in his hometown in northwestern Connecticut, and he is bringing his self-described out-of-the-box, nerdy self to the experience.

Malloy intern application form out of step with 2nd-chance goal

Koch Brothers Outflank Malloy On Re-Entry — by Alison Leigh Cowan | May 8, 2015 8:10 am As Democratic Gov. Dannel P. Malloy talks up a "second chance society" for ex-cons, he could learn from a political nemesis about how to help former offenders land jobs by "banning the box."

Archivists Bringing Past Into Future Are Now Less Cloistered

Sorry State Chapter Comes To A Close — by Alison Leigh Cowan | Mar 24, 2015 4:04 pm Lisa Wilson-Foley, a wealthy protégée whom ex-Gov. John G. Rowland liked to call "grasshopper" as he tutored her behind-the-scenes on the art of politics, will be following her mentor straight to prison for her role in the botched business scheme they engineered with her husband to help her win a U.S.

Rowland Sentenced To 30 Months This Time — by Alison Leigh Cowan | Mar 18, 2015 12:39 pm John Rowland has earned a second term-a second term behind bars. Rowland, a 57-year-old former Connecticut governor, received a 30-month sentence Wednesday morning in U.S. District Court in New Haven for conspiring to hide work he did for a failed 2012 Republican candidate for U.S.

Former Governor's Sentence Brings Gasps, and Questions About Leniency — EW HAVEN, March 18 - Up to the end, prosecutors were arguing that sentencing Connecticut's former governor, John G. Rowland, to anything less than the 15 to 21 months recommended in federal sentencing guidelines would send a message that power and position matter when it comes to crime and punishment.

New Haven Independent — by Alison Leigh Cowan | Mar 4, 2015 12:14 pm The New Haven-based judge who will soon sentence disgraced ex-Gov. John G. Rowland for campaign shenanigans turns out to have a political past of her own - and it involves dead bodies.

New Haven Independent — by Alison Leigh Cowan | Feb 4, 2015 4:05 pm In a state where one disgraced politician after another has dived back into politics after leaving prison, Connecticut's top crime fighter vowed Wednesday to keep a sharp eye out for corruption. Ex-offenders deserve second chances, said the prosecutor, U.S.
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Jun 26, 2015

Young couples are getting a Birthright-like trip to Israel under new program…

Jun 24, 2015

RT @haaretzcom: Bar-Ilan University appoints its first Arab department chair, Prof. Elinor Saiegh-Haddad

Jun 22, 2015

RT @haaretzcom: BREAKING: Israel and Turkey renew reconciliation talks in secret meetings

Jun 20, 2015

A horrifying story brought back at great peril from the Nuba Mountains by one of journalism's bravest, @NickKristof,

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