Alison Overholt

General Manager, Oprah Daily

About

Alison Overholt is General Manager of Oprah Daily, a new multimedia lifestyle brand from Oprah Winfrey and Hearst Magazines. The new brand includes robust digital and video storytelling on OprahDaily.com; a membership community, Oprah Insiders, offering exclusive content and access to livestream events with Oprah, Gayle King and the brand’s other personalities; ecommerce offerings; and a premium print edition, O Quarterly.

Overholt was formerly ESPN’s Senior Vice President of Multiplatform Storytelling & Journalism, a portfolio including the teams reporting and producing content for E60, ESPN Cover Story, espnW, Outside The Lines, the ESPN Daily podcast, 30 for 30 podcasts, ESPN’s investigative reporting and enterprise unit, and all of ESPN’s digital longform storytelling. Overholt was Editor in Chief of espnW and also Editor in Chief of ESPN The Magazine—the first woman to head a major US sports magazine. In her tenure, Overholt’s teams earned multiple Emmys, Gracies, Deadline Club, and National Press Club Awards, along with the 2017 National Magazine Award for General Excellence, and a 2019 Peabody Award for reporting and coverage of the Michigan State and USA Gymnastics sex abuse scandal involving former team doctor Larry Nassar, including the landmark Arthur Ashe presentation to 141 survivors on the 2018 ESPYs stage.

Adweek twice named Overholt one of the 30 Most Powerful Women in Sports, she was one of CableFax’s Most Powerful Women in Cable four years running, was named to the FOLIO 100 list, was a 2016 Sports Business Journal Game Changer, and was honored as an MCN Wonder Woman in the class of 2019.

Alison Overholt has been an editor and digital strategist at Fast Company and Seventeen, and her writing has appeared in Fortune, The Wall Street Journal, Cosmopolitan, and O: The Oprah Magazine. She graduated with honors from Harvard University with an A.B. in government, and lives in West Hartford, CT, with her husband, Seth, and their two children.

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