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Alison Cuddy
Alison Cuddy
Associate Artistic Director

Alison Cuddy, Associate Artistic Director, joined the CHF staff in May 2014. Before coming to the Festival, she spent more than 10 years at WBEZ 91.5 FM, the NPR affiliate in Chicago. There she helped launched Odyssey, a nationally syndicated talk show of arts and ideas, hosted the morning newsmagazine Eight Forty-Eight and reported on arts and culture. Originally from Winnipeg, Manitoba, Cuddy moved to Chicago in 1999. She holds a Masters of Arts in English from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Studies from Concordia University, Montreal. She is on the advisory board of the Chicago Film Archive and The Moth, and currently hosts Strange Brews, a podcast about the culture and community around craft beer