Alison King is an award-winning journalist with more than 30 years of experience in the broadcasting industry. She spent most of her career covering politics in New England including leading the local, state, and regional political coverage for NBC Boston/NECN from 1995 until her retirement from TV in March 2023. She has covered seven presidential elections and interviewed every Republican and Democratic presidential candidate since 1996. King has also reported and produced three documentaries, including one about the late Massachusetts Senator Ted Kennedy and former Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Most recently, she executive produced and reported on an 11-part docu-series, "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of New Hampshire," which chronicles the Free State Project and the efforts by libertarians nationwide to settle in New Hampshire to create a libertarian Utopia.
King has won several awards for her reporting including from the Emmys, Gracies and Associated Press. She also contributed to the collection of stories that won NECN a Dupont award. King received her Bachelor of Arts in English from Colgate University and a Master of Arts in Journalism from New York University. She and her husband live in Boston and have two children. King will hold a separate, concurrent research fellowship at the Shorenstein Center on Media, Politics and Public Policy at HKS, where she will research and publish on the impact of the collapse of local political news on the conduct of presidential primary campaigns.
Alison King's study group will bring in journalists and other figures to discuss and examine the 2024 election through the context of a deep history in coverage of the primaries. Her study group will take place on Wednesdays, 5:00pm-6:00pm.