Jay Allison is lifelong journalist and producer for public radio and television. He is known to NPR listeners as the curator of the series This I Believe on All Things Considered and Morning Edition, as well as the series, Lost & Found Sound, Hidden Kitchens, and the post-9/11 Sonic Memorial Project, co-produced with his friends The Kitchen Sisters.
As an independent documentary maker, Allison has won most of the major broadcasting awards, including five Peabodys and CPB's Edward R. Murrow Award, the industry's highest honor.
With his non-profit organization Atlantic Public Media, he is the founder of the public radio stations for Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, as well as two acclaimed websites encouraging citizen involvement in public broadcasting, Transom.org and the Public Radio Exchange (prx.org).
He has shot, reported and produced special documentaries for ABC News Nightline and has written for the New York Times Magazine. He lives in Woods Hole, Massachusetts with his three children.
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Books:This I Believe, September 2007
This I Believe, October 2006