‘​​CNN’ Commentator Alice Stewart Dies Suddenly At 58

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CNN viewers are saddened to learn that political contributor Alice Stewart passed away at 58. Since she passed away so suddenly, not many details of her passing are yet publicly available.

As news of her death spread, many CNN employees expressed their sadness and offered condolences to her family members during this difficult time.

CNN Commentator Alice Stewart Unexpectedly Passes Away

Although many remember Alice Stewart from her days on CNN as a conservative political commentator, her career expanded well beyond that. She also served as a communications director for five Republican presidential campaigns, including Mike Huckabee’s first campaign as well as Ted Cruz’s 2016 bid.

The Atlanta native earned both a journalism and a political science degree from the University of Georgia.

Adrienne Elrod, Laura Coates, and Alice Stewart from Instagram
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According to PEOPLE, “Stewart was found outside in a residential neighborhood near Richmond, Va., early in the morning on Saturday, May 18.”

Officials didn’t suspect any foul play and currently believe she suffered a medical emergency. Alice Stewart’s official cause of death wasn’t shared. Even so, she was passionate about running. Stewart participated in the New York City Marathon last November as well as the Cherry Blossom Ten Mile Run in April of this year. 


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“Alice was a very dear friend and colleague to all of us at CNN,” CEO of CNN, Mark Thompson, shared with employees in an email after learning of her death. “A political veteran and an Emmy Award-winning journalist who brought an incomparable spark to CNN’s coverage, known across our bureaus not only for her political savvy, but for her unwavering kindness. Our hearts are heavy as we mourn such an extraordinary loss.”

CNN Employees Fondly Honor The Journalist’s Memory

Alice Stewart’s presence will be sorely missed by viewers and CNN employees alike.

“I’m so sad that my friend and @cnn colleague @alicestewartdc has passed away,” CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer shared on Instagram. “It was only yesterday when she joined @mariacadonadc and me for her always excellent political analysis. She was  very special person and we will miss her. May she Rest In Peace and may her Memory Be A Blessing.”


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Blizter’s followers expressed condolences as well. They left comments including:

  • I’m 180 degrees on the other side of the political spectrum, but I found Alice to be a decent and honest presenter of facts from the other side’s perspective.”
  • That’s so sad. I knew I had just seen her. We all should remember how fragile we are and how short life is. ❤️”
  • I’m so sorry. She was a very smart lady.”
  • I am so sorry. A good human being that will be so missed. ❤️”

News of her death comes after months of staffing shakeups at CNN. Anchor Poppy Harlow recently parted ways with the network. Last year, the network terminated long-time anchor, Don Lemon.

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