Meet Allyson Byers

I am a junior at Northwestern University, majoring in journalism, minoring in political science and pursuing an integrated marketing communications certificate I currently write, research and pitch stories for both Northwestern Magazine and North by Northwestern. I also work as a crew member and reporter for the Northwestern News Network.

I have interned for print/online publications, Time Out Chicago and Today’s Chicago Woman. She has also interned for WTTW’s Chicago Tonight program in Chicago and FM 106 in Milwaukee, WI. I spent January-March 2011 in Washington, D.C. working as a mobile journalist for Medill on the Hill, an online journalism site produced by undergraduate students in the Medill School of Journalism. I primarily covered the education beat, but she also covered national events, including the State of the Union.

I always carry a pen and notepad; a camera; and an iPhone ready to cover whatever story comes my way, because everyone has a story to tell.