Alli Joseph, member of the Shinnecock Indian Nation, 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, TNT, Warner Bros. (Extra!), VH1 (Viacom), Cablevision, Newscorp, AOL and Time, Inc.
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. 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.
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.
Alli has consulted for large media companies, including Lifetime/ABC, Oxygen Media, and CBS, and maintains relationships with New Line Television, MTV/MTVi, AOL-Time Warner, Playboy, Al Roker Productions, Cablevision, WB television, and CBS New, recently curated the first-ever Native American section at the Hamptons International Film Festival.
Alli has organized venues for THE LAST PIECE, (a documentary she has been co-producing) at the American Museum of Natural History (in conjunction with the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian), The Hamptons International Film Festival and the MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art).
"The Last Piece"
Direct, write and produce feature length documentary about the Shinnecock Indian Nation's efforts to save what remains of their ancestral lands in the Hamptons. (2004-pres) more info.
"Native American Neighbors"
Produced documentary film about community life and history on the Shinnecock Indian Reservation: showed at Hamptons International Film Festival. (2003)
Create, write and executive produce a documentary film on septa and octogenarian ushers from New York's greatest entertainment venues over the past century. (2001-pres)