Written by Ashton Snyder on
 May 19, 2024

CNN Commentator Alice Stewart Passes Away At 58

Alice Stewart, a prominent figure on CNN in her role as a political commentator, has died unexpectedly at the age of 58.

Stewart's passing was announced by CNN on a Saturday following the discovery of her body early that morning in Virginia, pointing to a medical emergency as the cause, as the Daily Caller reports.

Stewart's Extensive Career in Political Communication

The beloved personality was well-regarded for her extensive experience in political campaigns and media. Originally starting her career in Georgia as a local reporter and producer, she later became a news anchor in Little Rock, Arkansas.

In 2016, ahead of the presidential election, CNN brought Stewart on board as a political commentator.

Her insights became a regular feature on the network, enriching discussions with her deep understanding of American politics.

Remembered for Professionalism, Kindness

Mark Thompson, CNN’s CEO, expressed profound sadness over Stewart's passing, highlighting her as a cherished friend and a seasoned journalist whose presence brought life to CNN's coverage. “Alice was a very dear friend and colleague to all of us at CNN," Thompson remarked.

Colleagues such as Keith Boykin and Jessica Dean shared their personal anecdotes, reflecting on Stewart’s civility and invaluable contributions to political discourse. Dean noted on air, “She brought us all so much information and insight and was such a valuable piece of the team here at CNN.”

A Pillar of Insight on CNN Programming

Her final appearance was on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, just a day before her death. Blitzer himself spoke highly of Stewart, recognizing her role in enhancing viewer understanding of complex political issues.

“We always invited her to come on my show because we knew we would be a little bit smarter at the end of that conversation," Blitzer told Dean. "She helped our viewers better appreciate what was going on and that’s why we will miss her so much.”

Over the years, Alice Stewart had served as the communications director for several prominent Republicans, including Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, former Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

Legacy of a Political Veteran

The news of Stewart’s sudden demise has left both her colleagues at CNN and viewers alike in mourning. Her professionalism and warm demeanor had made her a beloved member of the CNN family and the wider political commentary sphere.

The cause of death, believed to be a medical emergency, has led to no suspicion of foul play, according to authorities. The community and her peers will remember her for her significant contributions to political journalism and her unwavering integrity.

In conclusion, Alice Stewart's legacy as a forthright and dedicated commentator will live on through her numerous contributions to political journalism. Her unexpected departure has not only left a void at CNN but also in the hearts of many who admired her work and cherished her friendship.

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