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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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Gabrielle Karol and Benjamin Jacobs: After Years of Breakup Regret, He Wins Back the One

nytimes.com — Stubble makes an odd accessory on any well-dressed groom. But there was Benjamin Jacobs, debonair in his tuxedo, with enough blond fuzz on his cheeks to look as if he had forgotten to shave. Was the scruffy look a nod to the groom's surfer roots or to his gig as the chief executive of Whistle Labs, a San Francisco start-up?
Jul 26, 2015

Ex-sweethearts try again but only after "a few good shoves in the right direction" from members of their Greek chorus nyti.ms/1Isarp5

Jul 26, 2015

Fineberg's pix of wedding were revelatory - and I was there! Hope she joins our koffee klatch nyti.ms/1Isarp5 pic.twitter.com/aks5fzFnhd

Jul 26, 2015

RT @jonswaine: NYT Vows column includes a mere eight mentions that the couple went to Yale nyti.ms/1SGbrFE

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Seinfeld's Back Story, About Something

cityroom.blogs.nytimes.com — 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

wsj.com — 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.
Jun 16, 2015

Ralph Nader's hometown has no bakery or florist but it will soon have a ‘tort museum’ on.wsj.com/1Bhvxn8 via @WSJ pic.twitter.com/Rh6ToswsLP

Jun 16, 2015

RT @cowannyt: Check out @WSJ for my scoop on @RalphNader's tort museum & cool graphic on plan for windows on.wsj.com/1Bhvxn8 http://t.c…

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

Koch Brothers Outflank Malloy On Re-Entry

newhavenindependent.org — 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."
May 08, 2015

My latest for the @NewHavenIndy: Koch Brothers Outflank Malloy On Re-Entry | New Haven Independent newhavenindependent.org/index.php/arch…

May 08, 2015

RT @capitolwatch: Second chance? Malloy internship application asks candidates if they've ever been arrested: newhavenindependent.org/index.php/arch… via @cowannyt

May 08, 2015

To intern for CT's Governor, be prepared to list every moment of shame well beyond convictions bit.ly/1ALF4gg pic.twitter.com/kJmTu7lhvx

May 11, 2015

#2d-Chance Society? To intern for CT Governor, be prepared to list every moment of shame, Day1 bit.ly/1ALF4gg pic.twitter.com/y9gR2QibBs

Archivists Bringing Past Into Future Are Now Less Cloistered

May 06, 2015

RT @LibSkrat: Dear New York Times: Shove your antiquated notions of archives and archivists up your collective rear end. nytimes.com/2013/04/29/nyr…

Sorry State Chapter Comes To A Close

newhavenindependent.org — 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.
Mar 24, 2015

RT @cowannyt: They had his-and-her defense lawyers. He got 3 months in a halfway house. She got 5 months in prison bit.ly/1C8jmWx

Mar 24, 2015

RT @cowannyt: They had his-and-her defense lawyers. He got 3 months in a halfway house. She got 5 months in prison bit.ly/1C8jmWx

Rowland Sentenced To 30 Months This Time

newhavenindependent.org — 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.
Mar 18, 2015

My latest for the @Indy: Rowland Sentenced To 30 Months This Time | New Haven Independent newhavenindependent.org/index.php/arch…

Mar 18, 2015

10 years ago, I wrote nyti.ms/1BVR0zZK. Today, bit.ly/1B17JNa. As they say in the news biz, 3 will definitely make a trend

Former Governor's Sentence Brings Gasps, and Questions About Leniency

nytimes.com — 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.
Mar 18, 2015

RT @MikeLawlor: 10 years ago today, March 18, 2005 ... Former Governor Rowland Sentenced... nytimes.com/2005/03/19/nyr…

Mar 18, 2015

RT @MikeLawlor: 10 years ago today, March 18, 2005 ... Former Governor Rowland Sentenced... nytimes.com/2005/03/19/nyr…

New Haven Independent

newhavenindependent.org — 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.
Mar 04, 2015

50 yrs ago in Nov, fed judge made news in NJ as "shapely blonde coed" who got elected coroner bit.ly/1BIq1rN pic.twitter.com/zLVX6LMzs9

Mar 04, 2015

Here's pitch letter that federal judge sent in 1965 when she ran for county coroner in NJ bit.ly/1BIq1rN pic.twitter.com/GIizWIZM8Q

Mar 04, 2015

Here are q's Barbara Walters put to 21-yr-old @mtholyoke "girl" who was elected coroner in '65 bit.ly/1BIq1rN pic.twitter.com/3QLNZTXwXV

Mar 04, 2015

"College girl" sworn in as coroner got higher billing than Zero Mostel on Dec 1965 @TODAYShow bit.ly/1BIq1rN pic.twitter.com/3YXimKXrZL

Mar 04, 2015

RT @alextt: Fabulous article by @cowannyt, profiles federal judge Janet Arterton & brightens the day of this young politico http://t.co/qz3…

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Aug 30, 2015

Priceless line from tonight's #ShowMeaHero uttered by Yonkers pol: "It's not like the old days when a bought guy stayed bought." @LisaBelkin

Aug 30, 2015

Hey, @Princeton! Don't forget to watch tonight's final episode of @LisaBelkin's #ShowMeaHero on @HBO at 8PM. #Classof82 #desegregation

Aug 30, 2015

Don't forget to watch & tweet along w/ tonight's final episode of @LisaBelkin's much-awaited #ShowMeaHero 8PM on @HBO pic.twitter.com/arUR7GS3f7

Aug 25, 2015

Are new lawyers getting dumber, or was the 2014 bar exam the problem? (Correct answer: maybe both.) twitter.com/winnieokelley/…

Aug 23, 2015

Told that Fitzgerald wrote "#ShowMeAHero, I'll write you a tragedy," man asks, "Is he the guy from New Rochelle? Running for state senate?"

Aug 23, 2015

Challenger for Yonkers mayor in @HBO's #ShowMeaHero tells reporter for NYT what he thinks of paper's coverage of affordable housing fight

Aug 23, 2015

Hey, why aren't you watching 2d installment of @LisaBelkin's "Show Me a Hero" on @HBO? Get thee to a TV pronto! twitter.com/lisabelkin/sta…

Aug 22, 2015

Odd times now that a barrel of maple syrup from Quebec is worth 20x more than a barrel of crude oil nyti.ms/1E75sbM via @nytvideo

Aug 20, 2015

RT @BerkshireEagle: @cowannyt Thanks, but we can't take the credit. This is from our weekly cultural magazine @BerkshiresWeek & Shires of V…


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