Allison Steele wearing a bright blue top smiling at the camera. Allison has dark brown wavy hair past her shoulders.

Allison Steele

Director, Philadelphia

Allison Steele is an award-winning writer and media professional who brings two decades of experience to Ceisler Media and Issue Advocacy. She taps into her journalism background to help clients tell better stories, whether in the media, before City Council, in a state house or on their websites and social media. Her role is also to help clients solve problems, think through their challenges and break through to find solutions. 

A newspaper reporter before joining the Ceisler team in 2021, Allison worked at the Philadelphia Inquirer for almost 14 years. Her work included coverage of crime and police, schools, communities, development, food, health and politics in Pennsylvania and New Jersey. At Ceisler, she loves learning more about the maneuvers that go on behind the scenes in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and New Jersey – how things work between the power players, government agencies and other stakeholders. 

A Philadelphia native, Allison returned home in 2008 after stints at the New Jersey Star-Ledger and the Concord Monitor in New Hampshire. 

Outside of work, her passions are food and wine, travel, music, film,books, and hosting parties. She lives in Fishtown with her husband.