CNN Political Commentator Alice Stewart Dies At 58
(L-R) Ed Goeas, Alice Stewart and Bob Heckman speaking for Michele Bachman in the spin room after The New Hampshire Republican Presidential Debate at Saint Anselm College in Manchester.
(Photo by James Leynse/Corbis via Getty Images)

Alice Stewart, a CNN political commentator who worked for several well-known Republican officials over the years, has died at the age of 58, CNN announced over the weekend.

Her body was found outside in a northern Virginia neighborhood in the early morning on Saturday, law enforcement officials told CNN. The network’s report on Saturday noted that no foul play is suspected, and officers believe a medical emergency took place.

Born on March 11, 1966, in Atlanta, Stewart cultivated a career in which she worked as a journalist and served in roles for high-profile Republicans, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX), former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and former Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN).

CNN chief executive Mark Thompson wrote an email to staff describing Stewart as a “very dear friend and colleague to all of us at CNN.”

“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,” Thompson added.

Social media became awash in tributes to Stewart from her colleagues at CNN, other people in the media business, and political figures.

Stewart “was a woman’s woman who brought kindness and support along with smarts and expertise. I met her in Iowa in 2007 covering the Huckabee presidential campaign and worked with her in politics before I got to call her a CNN colleague. I can’t believe she’s gone,” CNN anchor Dana Bash said on X.

“So sad to hear this. Alice came on the Kelly File many times and she was always smart, kind, savvy and had a way of humanizing politics and politicians,” journalist and podcast host Megyn Kelly said on X. “I’m so sad for her family, and for us. May she rest in peace.”


Cruz, the senator from Texas, said in a post to X, “Heartbreaking. ⁦Alice was wonderful and talented and a dear friend. And she loved America fiercely.” He added, “She lived every day to the fullest, and she will be deeply missed. May God’s comfort and peace be upon her loved ones. RIP.”

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