New York, Pittsburgh


writer and editor
content manager and communications consultant


Let Your Home Tell Your Story

Your home is your oasis, but it's also a spectacular canvas to celebrate your history.
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Pittsburgh’s fabulous new art gallery isn’t a gallery at all.

This art-filled 5-story signpost of Lawrenceville’s present and future fully celebrates the past.
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Meet the 5 remarkable women behind Museum Lab

An abandoned 19th-century library will soon be America's largest cultural campus for families.
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The United Way and Elizabeth Smart are changing women's lives

In a packed ballroom, the enthusiastic crowd fell silent when Hannah stepped up to the podium.
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Healing to Haiti

Rumbling through the shattered streets of Port-au-Prince, their first sight was bodies they couldn't save.
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Pittsburgh's transformed dining scene is the place to be and eat

Along with robotics & innovative healthcare, the city's revitalization includes a noteworthy dining scene.
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Promises Kept.

Enrolling in a great college was only a dream for some high-schoolers. Then came the Pittsburgh Promise.
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How Angels’ Place helps parents escape the cycle of poverty

Poverty is cyclical, says Beth Banas. But education is cyclical, too.
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Ted Dintersmith wants to talk with you about America’s schools

A looming crisis, Ted Dintersmith says, makes you do unusual things. Link to Story

Pittsburgh’s innovative chefs: This theater wants you.

Tucked inside the nonprofit Tull Family Theater is a space that's just waiting for the perfect partner.
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Highmark announces $20 million renovation of 5th Avenue Place HQ

Expanded retail and restaurant space are coming to this an iconic piece of Pittsburgh’s skyline.
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How to Create Your Best Gallery Wall

An eye-catching and sentimental wall of art can add personality and depth to a room. Here's how.
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For nearly two decades, Melissa Rayworth has been exploring the building blocks of modern life -- the ways we design and organize our homes, how we interact with entertainment and pop culture in our marketing-saturated society, parenting, relationships and marriage, and much more -- as a writer for regional, national and global media outlets. She's also an experienced managing editor for print and online magazines.

That work continues, and has grown to include the launch of a private storytelling service called Breadcrumbs, which Melissa has created alongside her husband, writer Ted Anthony. (Visit to learn more.)

After three years living and working in southeast Asia, Melissa currently splits her time between Pittsburgh and New York.