Charlotte-Alter
Charlotte Alter | Biography

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  • Full Name Charlotte Alter
  • Occupation Journalist
  • Nationality American
National Correspondent for TIME Magazine

Charlotte Alter | Biography

Alter published a political book 'The Ones We've Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America,' in 2020

Charlotte Alter has been surrounded by journalists throughout her life. Her father, Jonathan Alter, was a correspondent, political analyst at NBC News, MSNBC, co-produced and co-directed HBO documentary, and had penned a few New York Times best-selling books. Her mother, Emily Jane Lazar, was a Co-Executive Producer at The Colbert Report, producer in CNN. She has been employed as a Special Projects Producer at CBS Sunday Morning since 2017. Her husband, Mark Chiusano, a writer and journalist, is the editorial board member and an occasional podcast producer at Newsday.


Charlotte Alter is a National Correspondent for TIME magazine.

Who is Charlotte Alter?

Charlotte Alter is a journalist and writer. She has been serving as a National Correspondent for TIME magazine since 2017. Before this, she worked in media firms such as Superfine Picture Company, HBO, and Sirius XM Radio Inc. 

She has also authored the 2020 political book, 'The Ones We've Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America.'

She is married to writer and journalist Mark Chiusano and is expecting a child due November 2021.

Early Life 

Charlotte Alter is the daughter of journalist parents Jonathan H. Alter and Emily Jane Lazar. 

Journalist Parents

Charlotte's parents got married on 18 October 1986.

Jonathan Alter, her father, worked as a correspondent and political analyst at NBC News and MSNBC since 1996. He is also active in television production. In 2019, he co-produced and co-directed the Emmy award-winning HBO documentary, Breslin and Hamill: Deadline Artists

Furthermore, he has penned a few New York Times best-selling books, 'The Center Holds: Obama and His Enemies,' 'The Promise: President Obama, Year One,' and 'The Defining Moment: FDR's Hundred Days and the Triumph of Hope.'

Emily Jane Lazar, Charlotte's mother, was a Co-Executive Producer at The Colbert Report from 2005 until 2014. She also worked as a producer in CNN from 2000 to 2005 and Associate Producer from 1982 to 1995. She has been employed as a Special Projects Producer at CBS Sunday Morning since 2017.

Education

Charlotte Alter graduated from Harvard University with a degree in English Language and Literature/Letters in 2012. At Harvard, she was a part of The Crimson Newspaper, the Advocate Literary Magazine, and Harvard Radcliffe Dramatic Club.

Career

Alter worked as an assistant to the Showrunner/Girls at HBO from 2012 to 2013. She was then recruited as Production Secretary Intern by Superfine Picture Company for three months in 2013, from April to June. Thereafter, she went on to co-host Sirius XM Radio Inc. in 2015 and has been continuing the job to date. 

Furthermore, she has been an employee at TIME since 2014. She joined as the Staff Writer and retained the position until 2017, when she became TIME's National Correspondent in October 2017. 

As a National Correspondent, Alter concentrates on content-writing, magazine features and coordinates with the video team to create impactful video content. She has also written editorials on the 2016 presidential election, 2018 election, and the 2020 Democratic primary and general election. 

Charlotte Alter usually writes on female political participation, women's march, anti-Trump resistance, youth engagement in social movements including activism against gun crime and climate change, and false propaganda. Her writings have been published in the Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and the New York Times.

Book 

Alter is the author of the 2020 political book, 'The Ones We've Been Waiting For: How a New Generation of Leaders Will Transform America,' published on 18 February. In her book, she takes a broad look at how young political leaders govern differently than their predecessors and how they could lead the public out of the current state of political hopelessness. She offers a ray of hope for a brilliant new generation of political leaders and what America would potentially look like when they take power.

Personal Life

Alter is married to Mark Chiusano, a writer and journalist. The book 'Marine Park,' written by Mark Chiusano, received a nomination for the 'PEN/Hemingway Award.' Chiusano is also the editorial board member and an occasional podcast producer at Newsday.

Alter, and Chiusano exchanged vows on 18 May 2019. They initially met in 2008 at Harvard dorm's laundry area. They currently reside in New York City. Alter is expecting her first child, which is due in November 2021.

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