New York, Pittsburgh


writer and editor
content manager and communications consultant


Welcome to the “pool party.”

In the photos, suntanned girls laugh, their hair whipping around as if their joy can barely be captured. Link to Story

ASK A DESIGNER: A stylish & multifunctional garage

What if your home had a spare room you'd never noticed before? It does. It's your garage.
Yahoo! News Link to Story

4 Simple Steps Toward a Healthier Home

More than ever, clients ask designers to help create not just a beautiful home, but a healthy one.
The Associated Press Link to Story

ASK A DESIGNER: Creating the perfect kitchen island

Remodeling? A well-designed kitchen island can do wonders, but it needs to be planned with care.
The Associated Press Link to Story

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

Mom, Interrupted: Let Me Finish My Sentence

The way we deal with screens – click, get a reward, then click elsewhere – is changing our lives. Link to Story

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.
Pittsburgh Magazine Link to Story

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

Long-distance Love: How tech has changed our love lives

How can a marriage withstand months spent on different continents? Technology.
The Associated Press Link to Story

The Body Future

Research in regenerative medicine could someday make Steve Austin seem ordinary.
Pittsburgh Magazine Link to Story

G-Whiz: Google Pittsburgh

Tech giant Google has moved into its new Bakery Square home and is searching for brilliant minds.
Pittsburgh Magazine Link to Story

Pittsburgh’s WeSpeke and CNN are using A.I. technology to teach English to the world

English lessons for the world, using real-time news stories adapted by A.I. into customized classes. Link to Story



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.