Alex Wallace is the Head of News, Entertainment and Studios at Verizon Media. She is responsible for Yahoo News, HuffPost, Yahoo Entertainment and Lifestyle, Studios, MAKERS, RYOT and Build. Previously, she was Senior Vice President of NBC News, as well as executive in charge of Today — the first woman to run the show’s day-to-day operations. Wallace began her career as an intern in the CBS News London bureau. She has also worked with Google, Mic, and The Wall Street Journal. She has been honored with 11 Emmy Awards, a Dupont Award, 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. Wallace is a member of The Council on Foreign Relations as well as a CUP board member and lives in New York City with her husband and two children.