Famed GOP advisor and political commentator Alice Stewart is suddenly found dead outside at 58

  • Former GOP advisor and CNN political commentator Alice Stewart is dead at 58
  • Her body was found outside in Virginia – police say there was no foul play 
  • Stewart was on TV screens only yesterday and was a keen runner

Political commentator Alice Stewart who more recently appeared as an analyst on CNN after working for several Republican presidential campaigns, has died suddenly at the age of 58.

Stewart’s body was found outside in a neighborhood in northern Virginia after suffering a ‘medical emergency’. Police say no foul play was suspected.

‘Alice was a very dear friend and colleague to all of us at CNN,’ Mark Thompson, the network’s CEO, said in an email to staff on Saturday. 

‘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.’

Political commentator Alice Stewart who more recently appeared as an analyst on CNN after working for several Republican presidential campaigns, has died suddenly at the age of 58. She is pictured last month at the White House Correspondents Dinner

Stewart was pictured on her own Instagram account only yesterday writing 'It’s always a sunny day when you can join the great Wolf Blitzer'

Stewart was pictured on her own Instagram account only yesterday writing ‘It’s always a sunny day when you can join the great Wolf Blitzer’ 

Stewart was pictured on her own Instagram account only yesterday writing ‘It’s always a sunny day when you can join the great Wolf Blitzer’ 

She appeared to lead a relatively healthy lifestyle and only last month posted photos of her taking part in a 10 mile run, nicknamed the Cherry Blossom run, in Washington D.C.

CNN’s Pamela Brown broke the news about their own political commentator just before 5:30pm on Saturday evening.

‘We have some very sad news to report to you and I am very sorry that I have to tell you this. CNN commentator and Republican political strategist Alice Stewart has passed away,’ Brown said, tearing up.

‘Many of you knew her. She has been a staple on this network participating in many political panels bringing us deep insight into politics. You’ll remember she was a former communications director for Senator Ted Cruz. She worked with Rick Santorum, Michelle Bachman to name a few.

‘Alice and I both got our start in Arkansas television in local news. I was coming up as an intern. As we both made our way to CNN she was always there with an encouraging smile or a text as I climbed up the ladder here,’ Brown explained.

CNN lead anchor, Wolf Blitzer paid his own tribute to Stewart. ‘Personally, I will miss her very much and am very sad to hear this news.She brought us all so much information and insight. She was such a valuable piece of the team here at CNN.’

‘We are all processing this news as it was so sudden,’ Blitzer added.

Stewart was born on March 11, 1966, in Atlanta.

Stewart took part in a 10 mile run, nicknamed the Cherry Blossom run, in Washington D.C. last month

Stewart took part in a 10 mile run, nicknamed the Cherry Blossom run, in Washington D.C. last month

Ed Goeas and Alice Stewart speaking for Michele Bachman in the spin room in 2012

Ed Goeas and Alice Stewart speaking for Michele Bachman in the spin room in 2012 



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