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Alyson Shontell    

Editor in Chief of Business Insider

Alyson is Editor-in-Chief of Business Insider.

She joined Business Insider in July 2008 as its sixth employee. She started as a sales planner before joining the editorial team in 2010, where she became a startup reporter and was first to cover some of today's largest tech companies, including Pinterest, Tinder, Instagram, Uber and Snap. Alyson rose to become a senior correspondent, then became Business Insider's Executive Editor.

She was appointed Editor-in-Chief in 2016, at which point she became the youngest and only woman to run a global business publication. Business Insider is now one of the largest publications in the world, with over 300 million monthly readers.

Alyson is the host of Business Insider's conferences and has a podcast, "Success! How I Did It," where she interviews influencers ranging from Sheryl Sandberg to Steve Ballmer about their career paths (subscribe on iTunes here).

She has appeared on ABC, Good Morning America, Al Jazeera, MSNBC, CNBC, CNN, and CBC, and she has interviewed media personalities such as Megyn Kelly, technology leaders like Fred Wilson, political leaders like John Brennan, and sports star LeBron James. She is a judge for the prestigious Gerald Loeb Awards in business journalism, and has been named one of Min's Rising Stars in Media, as well as Folio's 2017 Top Women in Media.

She graduated from Syracuse University's Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she majored in psychology and advertising.

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