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About Alison

March 7, 2011 by Alison Bailes divider image

Alison Bailes is the film critic for More Magazine and a contributing critic for “Ebert Presents at the Movies” on PBS.  She appears on NBC’s Today Show as a film critic and industry reporter. She also guest hosts the New York Film Critics Series and maintains her own film website www.alisonbailes.com.

From 2005-2009 Alison co-hosted the NBC Universal weekly movie review show  “Lyons & Bailes Reel Talk”. She and Jeffrey Lyons shared their different perspectives on the latest film and DVD releases, gave viewers the latest news from the box office and reported on industry trends.  “Reel Talk” also featured celebrity interviews.

Prior to joining WNBC, Alison created “At The Angelika” for the Independent Film Channel.  She wrote, produced and hosted this monthly look at the independent film scene, which later became known as “At The IFC Center.”

Previously, Alison was a senior producer of the weekly film magazine show, “Flix” on VH1. She began her career at CNN, working for their daily entertainment news show “Showbiz Today.”

A UK native, Alison has lived in the United States since 1989. She graduated from Oxford University, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in French and German Literature. An avid athlete, she also received a sporting honor, half-blue, in rowing.

 

 

 

 

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