Friday, April 17, 2015
Alison W. Bullock

Alison Bullock is a broadcast reporter for the Medill News Service. With her background in sports journalism, she focuses on how public health issues affect athletes and sports organizations. Bullock has previously reported on high school and college sports. She aspires to report on athletes in the broadcast medium.

Bullock graduated from Northwestern University with a bachelor of arts in communication in 2009.  She was a four-year member of the university's varsity women's field hockey team.


While at Northwestern, Bullock was a sports reporter at WNUR, the school’s radio station. At WNUR, Bullock edited highlights of Northwestern sports and delivered them on-air during halftime and post-game shows. She also wrote, produced and announced weekly sportscasts, and served as the on-site broadcast technical coordinator for Northwestern basketball, baseball and softball games.

Bullock took her skills from WNUR to an internship at ESPN in Washington, D.C. The Washington-native participated in daily production meetings for ESPN’s “Pardon the Interruption,” where she pitched story ideas. She was responsible for finding relevant video clips, and writing leads and bumps for the talent to use on-air.

In 2010, Bullock worked as a production assistant at The Big Ten Network. There she logged games and interviews for the show “Press Pass.” She also cut and edited video and ran the TelePrompter during the live taping.

Bullock is the 2007 and 2008 recipient of the Charles “Doc” and Helen Glass Scholarship, which is given to an outstanding African-American student athlete who demonstrates strong academic performance and a commitment to Northwestern’s values and its education.

You can follow her on Twitter @awbullock. She can also be reached via e-mail at