Alexis Stephens is the director of public relations for ProPublica. She leads media outreach for the organization, spearheading efforts to expand the reach and impact of ProPublica’s journalism through PR, partnerships and other strategies.
Stephens previously served as a senior communications associate at PolicyLink, a national think tank dedicated to advancing economic and social equity. There she developed and executed outreach strategies and messaging for the nonprofit’s research, leading campaigns across web, print, broadcast and social media. She specializes in strategic communications, storytelling and media engagement that centers the voices and experiences of communities of color.
Prior to that, Stephens was a journalism fellow for the urban affairs news organization Next City, where she reported on economic policies and programs making cities more just and equitable. Her research and writing focused on how arts and cultural strategies can be integrated into community development. She has also reported on global music subcultures for MTV Iggy, SPIN and Rolling Stone.