Alli Joseph has been telling stories since she invented Hooper, the diaper truck-driving dog who saved lives and was a prize-winning baker, when she was five. Today, Alli is a writer, author, reporter and television and film producer. In her ten-year career, she's worked for such notable media outlets as USA Networks, CBS News, VH1, TNT, Warner Bros. (Extra!), Cablevision, Newscorp, AOL and Time, Inc. Alli once fell languidly into geekdom during the Internet heyday as Director of Content at a still-afloat Internet company. Useful in a high-stress newsroom or on-set on many levels, Alli is also a certified Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) with a science and technology background, though she hasn't had the time to save anyone lately. This is mostly because she just completed her first book for Harper Collins (HarperEntertainment imprint) -- called "The Shaolin Way: 10 Modern Secrets of Survival from a Shaolin Grandmaster" -- about an American Shaolin kung-fu master from Harlem who saves violent teens using the martial arts.
Alli attended the Bronx High School of Science, where she won a Westinghouse scholarship, and began her media career in the Internet industry in 1995 after she was graduated from Vassar College with a BA in psychology/sociology. Briefly pondering a life studying marine mammals, Alli was accepted into a prestigious biology-psychology master's internship program at the University of Hawaii Manoa, whereupon she moved to Oahu for a time and talked to bottlenose dolphins. There was a meeting of the minds; alas, they told her she was meant to be a journalist after all, and with a wave of their flippers, they bid her adieu as she boarded a plane back to New York City. Soon, Alli's path was redirected when she became the online personality "Cyberbabe" for then-growing Internet service provider Prodigy, and developed a large virtual following by helping people with their relationships and later, developing entertainment, sports and automotive content for many large media companies' online publications like Hachette Filipacchi New Media's Road & Track and Car and Driver.
Since then, Alli's work has run the gamut from coverage of the 1996 Republican Primary and the 2000 Democratic National Convention, to Daytona Bike Week, Sundance and the Oscars. Her writing has appeared in George, Premiere, Maxim, Playboy, The New York Daily News, The Miami Herald, People Magazine, The New York Post, and many other magazines and newspapers.
When not writing or doing documentary work, Alli has consulted for large media companies, including Lifetime/ABC, and CBS, and maintains relationships with New Line Television, MTV/MTVi, AOL, Time Warner, Playboy, Al Roker Productions, Cablevision, WB television, and CBS News. She is currently writing, co-directing and producing a documentary on the Shinnecock Indian Nation's attempts to save the last pieces of their ancestral land, called "The Last Piece." Alli also curates the "Native Focus" section at the Hamptons International Film Festival, which she created in 2003.