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Alison signs off

When the time is right, the time is right.  That saying applies to my decision to leave Need to Know to finish a book I’ve been working on for years. Yes, years.  Now it is due to my publisher in March 2012 and I want to do a great job.   But I also want to do the best I can at my place of employment, and I want to be  there for my family. As many working mothers know, the constant juggle between the professional and the personal is tricky.  In order to achieve a reasonable balance, something has got to give.

When I learned the show  was  going to shift focus and turn toward the political, it seemed I had to consider bowing out.   I’ve covered politics before, gone on the campaign trail, covered conventions.  I can tell you it isn’t for the faint-hearted or the already overscheduled.  So when the time is right, the time is right.

I leave you in good hands. The staff of NTK is dedicated and wonderful.  There are good things to come. I’ll be watching — and I hope you will too.

You can keep up with Alison Stewart’s upcoming book and future projects at

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