Allison Gilbert is the author of Parentless Parents: How the Loss of Our Mothers and Fathers Impacts the Way We Raise Our Children.
Parentless Parents is a follow-up to her critically acclaimed book Always Too Soon: Voices of Support for Those Who Have Lost Both Parents. She is also co-editor of Covering Catastrophe: Broadcast Journalists Report September 11, a book that was turned into a documentary by the U.S. State Department and distributed to embassies and consulates around the world.
Allison writes regularly for the Huffington Post where she explores the ups and downs of motherhood and chronicled her courageous decision to surgically remove her ovaries in her series “My Journey to Prevent Ovarian Cancer.” She’s been featured on ABC, CBS, CNN, and Extra!
An Emmy award-winning television news producer, Allison’s work has been honored by the Associated Press, the New York Association of Black Journalists, and the Society of Professional Journalists.
Allison is the founder of Parentless Parents, a new and growing network of parents who are raising their children without their own mothers and fathers. She is also actively engaged with a number of charitable organizations including the Ovarian Cancer Research Fund, LUNGevity, Bright Pink, and the Cancer Support Community. Through her work on Covering Catastrophe, she is an active consultant to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum.
Allison graduated from Georgetown University and lives in New York with her husband and their two young children.