General Assignment Correspondent
Alison Kosik is a Business Correspondent for CNN. She is based in CNN's bureau in New York.
Alison Kosik is a Business Correspondent for CNN. She is based in CNN's bureau in New York. For more than a decade, Kosik has been reporting from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, providing live, daily reports. She also regularly fills in as a co-anchor on CNN's morning show, "Early Start" and is a fill in host for CNN International's daily morning business show.
Kosik began working for CNN in 2007. She covered the historic moments of the financial crisis, including the international banking crisis with the collapse of investment bank Lehman Brothers, the wave of home foreclosures as the subprime mortgage market collapsed, the dramatic drops in the stock market including the flash crash of 2010 and President Obama's 2009 Stimulus plan. Kosik walked viewers through historic moves by the Federal Reserve, helping viewers understand complicated topics like quantitative easing and credit default swaps during the economic crisis. She's also covered some of the biggest initial public offerings since the financial crisis, including Facebook, Twitter and Alibaba and global market moving stories including Brexit and the European debt crisis.
Kosik has also reported breaking news, outside of the business world, for CNN and CNN Newsource, the network's affiliate services division, covering everything from Hurricane Harvey, to heartbreaking mass shootings to the Westminster Dog Show.
Before joining CNN, Kosik worked as an investigative reporter at WCBS-TV in New York for their Specials Unit. Prior to joining WCBS, Kosik worked as a reporter/anchor for the Sinclair Broadcast Group in Washington DC and a reporter for Hearst-Argyle Television in Washington, DC. She was a business correspondent for EnergyNewsLive.com in Washington, DC covering the energy sector, energy policy and the politics of the energy industry from Capitol Hill. Kosik was a reporter and fill-in anchor for WPEC-TV/WFLX-TV in West Palm Beach, Florida and began her career at KZTV-TV and KRIS-TV in Corpus Christi, Texas as a reporter/anchor.
Kosik earned a Fellow from the Scripps Howard New Media Fellowship from Columbia University in 2001. She also received a 1999 Florida AP Award for Best Spot News and was a 1993 Fellow from the International Radio and Television Society.
Kosik received her Bachelor of Arts degrees in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science from The American University in Washington, DC.