Gideon Alon began his career in journalism in 1970 when he joined Haaretz, first as a sports reporter and then, in 1972, as a municipal affairs correspondent. Later, he became a legal correspondent and a correspondent for immigration and absorption affairs. In 1990, he was became Haaretz’s parliamentary correspondent, for which he won the 1994 Svilotsky prize. His first book, “Direct Election,” came out in 1995, and focused on the political drama surrounding adoption of the law to directly elect Israel’s prime minister. His second book, “Through the Force of Dialogue,”was published in 1994 and focused on struggles inside the Israeli healthcare system. He also lectured on the coverage of parliamentary affairs at the Koteret School of Journalism and Communications for three years. Between 2005 and 2009, he worked at the Israeli parliament's Knesset channel (Channel 99) as a host of various programs on parliamentary and legal affairs. In 2007, he left Haaretz and joined Israel Hayom, where he works as a parliamentary correspondent and contributor.