Hi. I’m Lexi.

I’m the founding editor of Pittsburgh’s mobile-first local news startup, The Inclineand a member of the ONA Women’s Leadership Accelerator 2017 cohort.

Launched in September 2016, The Incline is a sister site to Billy Penn and Denverite, each committed to delivering relevant, original and actionable journalism to a young audience and to finding a way to fund local newsrooms.

I previously worked at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, where I covered government, crime, courts and breaking news, including a mass stabbing at a high school, the fatal shooting of a police officer, and the death of a Pittsburgh police K-9 and his killer’s trial.

During my senior year at Penn State University, I served as editor-in-chief of the independent, student-run daily newspaper The Daily Collegian and led internationally read and nationally recognized coverage of the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal and the death of former football coach Joe Paterno.

I spend most of my days reading (and editing) news and talking about journalism. Otherwise, I can be found listening to an audiobook while walking my rescued toy poodle, Pepper; running or doing aerial silks; and trying to organize everything in my bullet journal.

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