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Alison Bowen is a features reporter at the Chicago Tribune, where her work covers a wide range of topics, from immigration coverage to health articles, or “all kinds of stuff about all kinds of stuff,” as once introduced on WGN Radio. She is a 2019 Livingston Award finalist for her reporting revealing that emergency room nurses in Illinois were not trained to administer rape kit exams, a series that resulted in legislation requiring such training.

With experience that includes editing and covering breaking news in New York City, her reporting has appeared in The New York Times, the New York Daily News and the Los Angeles Times. Bylines range from mustangs helping veterans wrestle PTSD and a doctor studying torture scars to wineries nestled in unexpected places. For a detailed list of work, click here. She serves on the board of the Association for Women Journalists-Chicago.