Alexa Mills, a journalist who has written for The Boston Globe and The Washington Post, among other publications, will become managing editor of City Paper in early November.
A 2003 graduate of Cornell University, Mills also has a masters in journalism from Northeastern University and a masters in city planning from MIT. (Housing Complex has found itself a new editor.) Her most recent investigative piece ran on the Post front page Sept. 4, an exhaustive story about a 19-year-old Army private who was lynched on a military base in 1941 that uncovered never-before-reviewed federal government files.
Mills is equal parts fearless reporter and digital geek. She is an occasional teacher, and a research affiliate at the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning. She has lived and worked in D.C. before, so her move here will represent a homecoming of sorts.
“I’ve always loved the City Paper for its deep, nuanced reporting on the District,” she says. “I’ve taught City Paper articles to grad students in Boston, but never imagined I’d have the chance to work there. I’m sincerely thrilled to be returning to D.C. and joining the staff there.“