Alex Leo is the head of audience for The News Project, a digital marketing consultant and a writer. She was the vice president of audience development at The Daily Beast and Yahoo, the head of product for Reuters.com, a senior editor at The Huffington Post and an associate producer at ABC News. She was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2012, Mogul's 35 Under 35 in 2014 and chosen by NBC New York as one of the top twenty people to follow on Twitter. She has written for The Guardian, The Atlantic, Elle, Jezebel, Reuters, and more, as well as the play "Love, Loss and What I Wore."
Leo graduated from Wesleyan University with a BA in English. She studied Vietnamese language and history at Vietnam National University and Irish literature and history at the National University of Ireland at Galway.
The Atlantic June 2012
Nora Ephron will be remembered for many things — that she loved her family, that she helped change the voice of journalism, that she was one of the first great female directors — but I will always remember her for what she did for women be they her friends, women she mentored, women she advised, women she employed or women who read/heard/saw her work. Thanks, Nora, from all of us.
“I look at it like this,” Trey added. “I have a cat, I love my cat and it’s like someone coming in and saying, ‘Hey, is that cat a Republican or a Democrat?’ He’s my fucking cat, leave him alone.”
The two most common manifestations are “Something can be good, but also bad” and “Something is new, but also old.” Whatever form they take, these titles always remind me of the “Simpsons” Halloween episode in which an evil alien presidential candidate proclaims “Abortions for some, miniature American flags for others.”
The Guardian September 2014
Want to blend in with the startup crowd? These all-purpose clichés mean absolutely nothing. Which goes a long way at a cocktail party full of founders
Everything from Ebola to Jennifer Lawrence made the 2014 list
One of these four is not like the others
Is hashtag activism worth the hype?
I've heard of second hand smoke but never second hand salt.