Allison Keyes, an award-winning journalist with more than 25 years of experience, has been named a Washington, D.C.-based correspondent for CBS News Radio, it was announced today by Craig Swagler, Vice President and General Manager of CBS News Radio.
Keyes will be integral to the Network’s coverage of the 2020 presidential election. She will also focus on covering stories on diversity and equality issues. Her reporting will be heard daily on CBS News Radio affiliates around the country.
Keyes is a familiar voice to CBS News Radio listeners. As a freelance reporter and anchor for CBS News Radio since 2014, she has covered such major news events as the Women’s March on Washington in 2017, President Barack Obama’s 2008 campaign for the White House and Native American activists’ attempts to get the Washington Redskins to change the team’s name.
Prior to CBS News Radio, Keyes was a reporter for National Public Radio in Washington, where she was a guest host for the program “Tell Me More with Michel Martin.” While at NPR, Keyes reported on everything from human trafficking to riots in the United Kingdom to the continuing aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Keyes has won more than 20 journalism awards, including the Newswomen’s Club of New York 2000 Front Page Award for Breaking News for her reports on the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks in New York. That coverage also earned her, along with WCBS newsroom staff, the New York State Associated Press Broadcast Award for Breaking News and Continuing Coverage. In 2014 Keyes won a National Association of Black Journalists Salute to Excellence Award for her coverage of the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.
Keyes has also written and produced segments for ABC News’ shows “Good Morning America” and “World News Tonight.” An experienced writer, she co-authored two African American history books, and has reported for Black Enterprise Magazine and TheRoot.com.
Keyes earned a degree in English and journalism from Illinois Wesleyan University in Bloomington, Ill.
About CBS News Radio:
CBS News Radio provides news, talk, information and special events coverage to over 500 stations in the United States, with affiliates in 22 of the top 25 markets. CBS News Radio is home to “CBS News World Roundup,” the nation’s longest-running news program, which began in 1938. In addition to providing breaking news and information, the division also provides simulcasts of the CBS EVENING NEWS, FACE THE NATION and 60 MINUTES to affiliates. CBS News Radio programming is available on digital platforms, the CBS News Radio app, Amazon’s Alexa service and online.
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