Assistant city editor
Tiffany Alexander grew up in Sandusky, Ohio, a town of less than 30,000 along Lake Erie known for its record-breaking roller coasters. She's the oldest of three siblings, as well as the oldest cousin.
Alexander was born blind, and remained legally blind the first half of her life. Somehow, she found a way to enjoy words. She remembers being around 5-years-old and "reading" a Cleveland Plain Dealer sports section while sitting on her father's lap during an eye doctor appointment. Her mother often tells of the "stories" she wrote in preschool. "The words were actually scribbles, but I was convinced that I had written something great," Alexander says. "I should've known then, but it took me until college to figure out that I wanted to be a journalist."
While attending Hampton University in Virginia, Alexander interned at the Morning Journal in Lorain, Ohio; the Virginian-Pilot in Norfolk, Va.; the Standard-Times in New Bedford, Mass.; The Daily Press in Newport News, Va.; and The Wall Street Journal in New York.
Alexander has worked at the Orlando (Fla.) Sentinel, the Plain Dealer in Cleveland, and now The Denver Post. She's also an adjunct professor at the Metropolitan State College of Denver, teaching Intro Copy Editing.
"I supervise the Denver Post's education, religion and obituary writers. Mainly, I help develop story ideas, edit copy and make sure all six of my reporters enjoy their time in the newsroom."