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ALEXANDRA LEO

Digital Marketing, Product Development, UX Design

 

ABOUT ME

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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. 

 

WRITING

 
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The Atlantic   June 2012

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“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.”

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Tumblr   2011

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.”

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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

VIDEO CLIPS

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MSNBC   2014

Everything from Ebola to Jennifer Lawrence made the 2014 list

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One of these four is not like the others

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Is hashtag activism worth the hype?

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I've heard of second hand smoke but never second hand salt.