Allison Gilbert (New York). Allison works as a television news producer, most recently for CNN in New York. Previously she was a special projects producer at WABC-TV (New York) and an investigative producer at WNBC-TV (New York), and she helped launch the MSNBC network as a writer and special assignments producer. She is also an author and freelance journalist who has written for numerous magazines and newspapers, including The New York Times, and is a contributor to the Huffington Post. She is the author of Always Too Soon: Voices of Support for Those Who Have Lost Both Parents, published in 2006, and is co-editor of Covering Catastrophe: Broadcast Journalists Report September 11, published in 2002.