Alison Kosik is a Correspondent for CNN. She is based in CNN's bureau in New York.
Alison Kosik is a Correspondent for CNN. She is based in CNN's bureau in New York. For more than a decade, Kosik has been reporting from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, providing live, daily reports. She also fills in as co-anchor on CNN's morning show, Early Start, fill-in host for CNN International's Business show First Move and regularly hosts Market Now which is CNN'S weekly streaming business show.
Kosik began working for CNN in 2007. She's covered historic moments in business and finance including, the collapse of investment bank Lehman Brothers that sparked an international banking crisis, the wave of home foreclosures as the subprime mortgage market crashed and the dramatic drops in the stock market. Kosik walked viewers through historic moves by the Federal Reserve, helped viewers understand complicated topics like quantitative easing and credit default swaps during the economic crisis. She's also covered some of the biggest initial public offerings (IPO's) since the financial crisis, including Facebook, Twitter and Alibaba and global market moving stories including Brexit and the European debt crisis. Kosik has interviewed leading CEO's, investors, musicians and sports figures and she's covered the extraordinary impact the coronavirus pandemic is having on the economy, notably the disproportionate economic effects on women and minorities.
While anchoring "First Move" Kosik received a nomination for Outstanding Breaking News Coverage from the National Academy of Arts and Sciences.
Before joining CNN, Kosik worked at Bloomberg News and at WCBS-TV as an investigative reporter in New York. Prior to joining WCBS, Kosik worked as a reporter/anchor for the Sinclair Broadcast Group in Washington DC and a reporter for Hearst-Argyle Television in Washington, DC. She was a Capitol Hill Correspondent for EnergyNewsLive.com in Washington, DC covering the energy sector, energy policy and the politics of the energy industry from the nation's capital. Kosik was a reporter and fill-in anchor for WPEC-TV/WFLX-TV in West Palm Beach, Florida and began her career at KZTV-TV and KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi, Texas as a reporter/anchor.
Kosik earned a Fellow from the Scripps Howard New Media Fellowship from Columbia University in 2001. She also received a 1999 Florida AP Award for Best Spot News and was a 1993 Fellow from the International Radio and Television Society.
Kosik received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science from The American University in Washington, DC.