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Alyson Shontell

New York, NY
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

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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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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.