Lylah M. Alphonse

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Lylah M. Alphonse brings more than 25 years of print, online, and on-camera media experience to Laurel Strategies. Prior to joining Laurel, she spent six years as a Managing Editor at U.S. News & World Report, where she revamped their Special Reports section, coordinated news coverage of national issues ranging from politics and policy to higher education and health care, moderated panels for and oversaw the editorial portions of their Healthcare of Tomorrow and STEM Solutions Presents Workforce of Tomorrow conferences, and led a diverse team of journalists in measuring government performance at the international, national, state and community levels.
She previously worked as a senior editor and writer at ‪‬, where she wrote about politics, health, career, and parenting trends, created and curated the “Women in Politics” section of Yahoo News. Before joining Yahoo!, Lylah spent 16 years as an editor and writer at The Boston Globe, editing in the National News, Living/Arts and Sunday Magazine departments and writing book reviews, news features, and other content, including a parenting column for ‪‬. She wrote a twice-weekly column about work-life balance for from 2007 to 2011, and is the author of “Triumph Over Discrimination: The Life Story of Dr. Farhang Mehr” (2000), a biography of the first non-Muslim deputy prime minister of Iran.
Lylah has been a frequent guest on WGBH-TV’s “Greater Boston,” where she discusses political events and news, and “Beat the Press,” where she appears as part of a panel of journalists offering media criticism.
She earned a Bachelors of Science in Journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and was inducted into their alumni hall of fame in 2000.