• Alex Stern is an associate producer for CNN Audio, where she's working to launch new podcasts. She joined the team in May 2021.

    Before CNN, Stern was a producer at WHYY, Philadelphia's NPR station where she worked on A.I. Nation, a podcast about the growing role of artificial intelligence in our lives. Stern also produced WHYY's award-winning podcast The Why, which pulled apart news stories happening in the Philadelphia area to examine their historical and political context, and the impact they have on the people living through them. The Why was the second local narrative news podcast at an NPR member station when it launched in 2018, and Stern helped shape the sound and content of the show early on. She also occasionally reported for, guest hosted, and executive produced the podcast. Stern was also a producer for the daily live news show Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane, booking guests and curating listener comments.

    She began her radio career with The Pulse, a health and science podcast that airs around the country. She has also freelanced for Radiotopia's Love + Radio and The Washington Post's The Lily.

    Stern is the recipient of several Keystone Media Awards, and a podcast she produced was recently optioned by Kristen Stewart.

    Stern graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania, where she studied English and German. She lives in Philadelphia.