New York, Pittsburgh


writer and editor
content manager and communications consultant


Pittsburgh’s fabulous new art gallery isn’t a gallery at all. It’s Lawrenceville’s new TRYP hotel.

This art-filled five-story signpost of Lawrenceville’s present and future fully celebrates the past.
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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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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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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

Promises Kept.

Enrolling in a great college was only a dream for some high-schoolers. Then came the Pittsburgh Promise.
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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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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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The HundrED Spotlight chooses Pittsburgh’s education innovation for global attention

Education is different in Pittsburgh. And now the city's innovations are changing lives globally. Link to Story

The Body Future

Research in regenerative medicine could someday make Steve Austin seem ordinary.
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G-Whiz: Google Pittsburgh

Tech giant Google has moved into its new Bakery Square home and is searching for brilliant minds.
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The Dream Closet You Already Own

An unused spare bedroom can find new purpose as a spacious closet and dressing room.
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Beverly’s Birthdays gets $25,000 surprise & more from Mike Rowe’s ‘Returning the Favor’ TV show

After giving birthday joy to more than 30,000 kids, Megs Yunn got a very big gift of her own.
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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.