Media Advisor

Advisory Council, Committee on Global Thought

Alex Wallace is a highly accomplished media and content executive. Her expertise spans digital transformation, consumer content and content marketing, helping organizations craft/shape their internal and external messaging, ecommerce, product development, subscriptions, crisis and change management, DEI and leading large organizations. She most recently ran the media operations at Yahoo!, the third largest digital media property in the US, and oversaw the newsrooms of Yahoo News, Sports, Entertainment, Finance and Life as well as TechCrunch, Autoblog, Engadget, In the Know and MAKERS. Before they were sold she was in charge of Tumblr and HuffPost.

Previously she was Senior Vice President of NBC News and Executive in Charge of Today and Meet the Press. She was also the Executive Producer of Nightly News. She has consulted for a range of companies including Google, Mic, and The Wall Street Journal. She has deep international expertise, having been a Media Leader at The World Economic Forum for the past several years, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and worked for CBS News in London.

An experienced board member, she is currently on the Board of the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, the Chair of the Strategic Planning Committee of the Retro Report (a living news library) and was on the Board of StudioNow and the Executive Committee of the Council of Urban Professionals as well as on a number of educational boards.

She has been honored with 11 Emmy Awards, 2 Dupont Awards, a Gracie Award and a Peabody Award, as well as a John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement from the Columbia College Alumni Association, for which she is a member of the Board of Directors.



  • M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School
  • B.A., English Literature Columbia University