Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Pittsburgh, Pa.


Jan. 2013 – July 2016


Covered city, county and state government, criminal and civil courts, crime, breaking news and general assignment stories

Pitched and executed enterprise reports and Sunday stories​

Worked night cops shifts filing breaking news to the web in tandem with second-day stories for print; made photos and shot video from breaking news scenes

Notable & Award-Winning Coverage

» Read all of my work for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

After an 11-year-old died and a 16-year-old was injured in a shooting in their home, their family told me what they saw, heard, and felt that night.

Alternate jurors’ role can be challenging.

Making internal and external reforms, the Pittsburgh police chief talked about his long view on reducing violence, one year in.

Traveled to Mount Carbon, W. Va., where I wrote about families recounting a train derailment and massive explosion and explained how they adjusted to being displaced from their homes

  • Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Klein/Gibb award, Feb. 2015: “Lexi’s reporting from families who were literally running from the sounds of the explosions and were displaced for days kept readers focused on how the disaster impacted everyday people in the community.”

Covered a mass stabbing at Franklin Regional High School, 2014

  • 2015 Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors: 1st place General News Reporting (staff); 2nd place Online Coverage of Breaking News (staff)

Covered a shooting near Pittsburgh Brashear High School, 2013

  • 2014 Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors: 1st Place Online Coverage of Breaking News (staff)
  • 2014 Pittsburgh Black Media Federation Robert L. Vann Media Awards: 1st place Newspaper Spot News (staff)

Other awards

  • Recognized by my alma mater as being a successful, hard-working alumna: Hopewell Area School District Public School Proud
  • Pennsylvania Women’s Press Association ​Excellence in Journalism, Rookie Reporter Honorable Mention, 2015

Copy Editor & Page Designer

May 2012 – Jan. 2013

Fact-checked and edited local, national, international news and sports articles for content and style

Designed and proofed broadsheet pages

Wrote headlines and photo captions

Interned on the copy desk, summer 2011 and winter break 2011-12