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Lylah M. Alphonse is the Editor of The Boston Globe in Rhode Island, where she leads a team covering and exploring the state. Previously, she was the Managing Editor for News at U.S. News & World Report, where she coordinated and oversaw all daily news operations as well as the STEM, Healthcare of Tomorrow, Special Reports, Best Countries, Best States, Healthiest Communities, and Cities sections. Before joining U.S. News, she was a Senior Editor and Writer at Yahoo.com, where she created and curated the Women in Politics section, wrote about health care, parenting trends, politics, and covered the office and initiatives of First Lady Michelle Obama. Prior to that, she worked at The Boston Globe for 16 years, editing in the Living/Arts, National News, and Boston Globe Magazine departments and writing for various sections, including a regular parenting column on Boston.com. She is the consultant editor for FEZANA Journal and the author of “Triumph Over Discrimination: The Life Story of Farhang Mehr,” a biography of the first non-Muslim deputy prime minister of Iran. She appears as a regular guest on GBH-TV and radio shows, is a commentator for PBS in Rhode Island, and guest lectures at schools including American University in Washington, D.C., and Northeastern University in Boston, Mass. Born and raised in Princeton, N.J., she is a graduate of the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, and was inducted into the school’s alumni hall of fame in 2000.