Lexi Belculfine

The Philadelphia Inquirer

I help run a team of about a dozen producers who oversee our website and digital products, and I’m the news organization’s first mobile editor. I care a lot about how we can make our journalism more essential and the city more understandable.

The Incline

In 2016, I launched The Incline, as its founding editor. The Spirited Media newsroom in Pittsburgh was committed to delivering relevant, original and actionable local journalism and was sold to Whereby.Us in 2019. While editor, I led our coverage of local and national elections and the Tree of Life massacre, where I reported from the synagogue while gunfire was still being exchanged.

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

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.

The Daily Collegian

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.