Alison Thoet
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My name is Alison Thoet.

Alison Thoet is a writer and online reporter for the PBS NewsHour, covering primarily women’s social and political stories. Ms. Thoet has produced over 70 pieces in two years under the guidance of Anchor Judy Woodruff. 

Ms. Thoet has extensive experience as a Production Assistant for numerous high-profile interviews, including interviews with Jennifer Lawrence interviewAva DuVernay, and a two-part package on Ken Burns’ Vietnam War documentary. She was integral in the production of semi-weekly newsroom hits for various anchors and Facebook Live sessions over the last three years.

While at the PBS NewsHour, Ms. Thoet became proficient on DSLR and X200 cameras, shooting third camera and learned to edit and produce pieces on Adobe Premiere.

Ms. Thoet began her career as an intern at The Hill Newspaper covering politics and whip lists, and later on the National Journal’s online team before moving to ABC News in New York City, where she wrote a piece on Malala Yousafzai and a female astronaut’s first trip to space.

She received a B.A. in Journalism and English from the University of Mary Washington in Virginia.





Anchor Assistant
PBS NewsHour
Washington, DC
April 2016 - Present

Broadcast News Assistant
PBS NewsHour
Washington, DC
October 2016 - March 2017

Production Assistant
ABC News New York
New York, NY
January 2016 - July 2016

Intern, Audience Development
The National Journal
Washington, DC
June 2015 - September 2015

Intern Reporter
The Hill Newspaper
Washington, DC
January 2015 - April 2015

Intern Reporter, Special Units
ABC News New York
New York, NY
May 2014 - August 2014

Intern Reporter
The Free Lance-Star
Fredericksburg, VA
August 2013 - December 2013


University of Mary Washington
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and English

HONORS: Magna Cum Laude, Lamba Iota Tau Honors Society (2014-2015), Carlton R. Lutterbie, Jr. Scholarship (2015)

May 2015


DSLR and X200



Microsoft Office


Adobe Premiere





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