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Alyson Shontell

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Editor-in-Chief, US and Podcast Host, Success! How I Did It! — Business Insider
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US Editor-in-Chief, @BusinessInsider. Host, "Success! How I Did It" podcast https://www.acast.com/howididit

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Biography

Alyson joined Business Insider in July 2008 as the 6th employee. Formerly Sales Planner, Alyson is now a Senior Reporter. She primarily covers technology with a focus on startups.

Alyson is also the host of Business Insider's conferences. She has appeared on CNBC, CNN and CBC and interviewed medi...

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@ajs — 25,045 followers, 125 tweets

Oct 19, 2017

RT @MichaelBKelley: Good distillation of the difference in ethos between news orgs and tech companies  http://theatln.tc/2zmL1Go  https://t.co/OHxBoDlNZR

Oct 19, 2017

A top Valley tech investor predicts Silicon Valley’s best days may be over. “Sun is setting” Yeesh. https://t.co/qjbDzyUU4Z https://t.co/qxZZn7Qax9

Oct 19, 2017

Huge congrats to BI cofounders (along with Henry) @dmerr and @kevinryan on their MongoDB IPO!

Oct 19, 2017

.@Lyft is now worth $11 billion—How cofounder @johnzimmer went from eating frozen meals to running a huge Uber rival https://t.co/lJ6411RXTn https://t.co/QYGwNLPCHJ

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Editor for Business Insider's strategy (War Room) section. When I was in undergrad, I was an intern for Conde Nast.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

When I was little maybe? Think my parents had one in the house.

How is social media changing news?

It's changing the way news breaks. It's putting more power in the hands of the community and giving less power to journalists.