Alison Draper is the President of Belo Media Group, responsible for advertising and sponsorship sales for all A. H. Belo-owned properties serving the North Texas market: The Dallas Morning News, dallasnews.com, GuideLive, SportsDay, al Día, briefing and the CrowdSource events business. Prior to that Alison served as President of CrowdSource.
Prior to her return to The Dallas Morning News in 2012 Alison served as Publisher of the Chicago Reader, as well as Vice President/Chief Sales Officer/Group Publisher for its holding company, CL Inc., a chain of alternative weeklies, with sister titles in Atlanta, Tampa, and Washington, DC.
Draper’s previous experience includes three years with The Dallas Morning News from 2006-2009 as publisher of a quick-read daily paper, and as senior director of local advertising – Arts & Entertainment. She also served five years as publisher of Dallas Observer, and for over a decade in senior management and business development positions at New Times Media.