Lylah M. Alphonse

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Lylah M. Alphonse (born 1972, Princeton, New Jersey) is an American journalist.

Family and life[edit]

Her mother is a Parsi from India and her father is from Haiti. The eldest of three children, Alphonse attended Princeton Day School.[citation needed]

A graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, she was recently inducted to the Newhouse School's Alumni Hall of Fame.

Career[edit]

In 1994, she began working as an editor at The Boston Globe newspaper in Boston, where she eventually became a member of the newspaper's Sunday magazine staff.[1] She also wrote frequently for their Travel,[2] Food,[3] National & Foreign News, and Living/Arts[4] sections. She has also been Consulting Editor for the Fezana Journal[5] and Managing Editor at Work It, Mom!.[6]

More recently, she held the position of Senior Editor and Writer for the Y! Shine microsite of Yahoo.com,[7] writing extensively on a variety of topics, particularly women's issues. Currently, she works as Managing Editor/Special Reports at U.S. News & World Report, a position she's held since June 2013.

Ms. Alphonse also has blogs titled The 36-Hour Day blog[8] and Write. Edit. Repeat.,[9] is the author of "Triumph Over Discrimination: The Life Story of Farhang Mehr"[10] (ISBN 0-9709937-0-6), and has contributed articles to Our Times (5th edition, Bedford Books, 1998) and Interactions: A Thematic Reader (Houghton Mifflin Co., 1999).[11]

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