Allison Cross is an Emmy Award-winning multimedia journalist and communications consultant with experience at Canada's biggest newspapers.
She has worked as a digital reporter and editor for the NationalPost.com. She has also worked as a reporter with the Toronto Star, the largest daily newspaper in Canada. Before that, she worked as a breaking news and national affairs reporter for Postmedia News (formerly Canwest News Service) in Ottawa, Ontario.
In early 2010, Allison went on assignment for Canwest News Service with the Canadian military aboard HMCS Fredericton, a warship patrolling the waters off the coasts of Yemen and Somalia.
As a communications consultant, Allison has penned speeches, developed web content and executed content strategy for big and small clients.
Also in 2009, she went to Hong Kong and China to help film a documentary about the global trade of electronic waste, which aired on the PBS show Frontline/World in late June 2009. The documentary was nominated for two Emmy Awards — Outstanding Investigative Reporting and Outstanding Research.
It won the Emmy for Outstanding Investigative Reporting. The documentary also won the 2010 Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi Award in Journalism.
Along with a team of nine other producers who worked on the documentary, Allison was named a finalist for the 2009 Livingston Award for Young Journalists in International Reporting.
While working as a reporter and photographer at the Nanaimo Daily News on Vancouver Island, Allison was nominated for a 2007 Jack Webster Award in Community Reporting for her work on a series about fertility and reproductive technology. She was also the recipient of the Jack Webster Student Journalism Award that same year.
In 2009, Allison was nominated for the Canadian Association of Journalists Student Award of Excellence.
Her interests include print, documentary and online media about health care, humanitarian issues, foreign policy, youth activism, women's rights and gender.
Allison has a master's degree in journalism from the University of British Columbia and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in English literature from Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario. Allison enjoys photography and loves to travel.