Alison Kotch

Editing, budgeting, solutions journalism, content marketing
Northwestern University , Lehigh University


  • Covered budgeting topics for The Balance
  • Former managing editor at Billboard, Meredith Corporation, and the National Resources Defense Council


Alison Kotch is a freelance writer, editor, and runner based in Brooklyn who formerly wrote for The Balance covering topics such as budgeting. She also wrote about the importance of funding models for public schools as a freelancer for purpose-driven company Nation Swell. During her career, Alison served as a former managing editor for digital and print media for brands such as Billboard and Meredith Corporation. She has also written and edited marketing and branded content for a variety of clients, including NielsenIQ and Business Insider Studio, as well as health and travel content for Livestrong, Reebok, and Eagle Creek.


Alison earned a master's degree in journalism from Northwestern University, and a bachelor's in journalism/English from Lehigh University.