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MELISSA RAYWORTH

New York, Pittsburgh

MELISSA RAYWORTH

writer and editor
content manager and communications consultant

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The Betty Draper Effect

What can we learn from the women who did their mothering just before the ’60s reached suburbia?
Babble.com Link to Story
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Hang with Rick Springfield? Sure, for $1,000

They traveled 1,400 miles to talk with the pop star they'd loved since they were Gen-X teens.
TODAY.com - NBC Television Link to Story
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Fresh From Bangkok: 4 Herb & Spice-Filled Cocktail Recipes

Lemongrass, ginger, holy basil, mango, ground fresh chili: Thai dinner menus inspire great drinks.
vinepair.com Link to Story
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What happens when Taylor Lautner comes to town?

Their Hollywood crush was at their high school for real. But the reality wasn't quite like their dreams.
TODAY.com - NBC Link to Story
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Parenting in the age of Alexa and her ilk

Hey parents: What if there was a machine that could respond to your kids’ every command, never tiring?
The Boston Globe Link to Story
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Original 'Law & Order,' a mirror and staple of NYC

Since TV was born, shows have offered up slivers of this city. "Law & Order" did something different.
NJ.com Link to Story
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New bandmates, new music, new life for Evanescence singer Lee

Every awkward teen girl emerges to navigate the rough waters of life & romance. Few do it this publicly.
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Tiny zombies: Halloween’s goriest go kindergarten

Prepare yourself this year for a procession of pint-sized trick-or-treaters like none you’ve seen.
Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Link to Story
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Minor-League Dreams

Far beyond the crackling energy of big-league ballparks, you'll find the subtle, minor league magic.
Pittsburgh Magazine Link to Story
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Mister Rogers Lives On

How a preschooler named Daniel Tiger is bringing the message of Fred Rogers into the 21st century.
Pittsburgh Magazine Link to Story
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The Most Feminist Show on Television

A story about compelling, powerful women lives in the unlikeliest place of all: the male-dominated Marvel universe.
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What Fools These Mortals Be

Shakespeare described the toxic men of 2017 in stunning detail. It took just 394 years for us to listen.
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About

MELISSA RAYWORTH

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 breadcrumbstories.com to learn more.)

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