Alexandra svokos

Alexandra Svokos is a young, versatile reporter with experience in writing, editing and multimedia. She is currently a news editor at Bustle, working on daily news coverage as well as training writers in original reporting.

Previously, she served as senior news editor at Elite Daily, managing a team of editors and writers on national and trending news. For Elite Daily, she traveled on the campaign trail throughout the 2016 election, from Des Moines to the Javits Center. She also covers women's issues and comprehensively followed the Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt Supreme Court case on abortion.

Outside of Elite, she writes about music, culture and international relations, including coverage of opera and the migrant crisis, reported from Italy.

She was an editorial fellow at the Huffington Post, reporting in the College and Education sections. She worked extensively across social media.

Alexandra majored in Economics and Nonfiction Creative Writing at Columbia University, where she served as editor-in-chief at both Bwog and IvyGate, leading school news and gossip blogs.

She loves cooking, terrible teen TV shows and Haruki Murakami. Her butternut squash risotto has been known to drive people insane.


news editor, bustle (2018-present)
Senior news editor, elite daily (2015-2018)

winner: 2018 folio top women in media up & comer; 2018 Reproductive Health and Abortion Clinic Tour Travel Grant

editorial fellow, huffington post (2014-2015)

freelance writer
bylines: the daily beast; vox, opera news; glamour, wqxr, quartz, refinery29, gothamist, cosmopolitan, mic, VAN magazine, ambrosia magazine, drift magazine

editor-in-chief, ivygate (2014)

editor-in-chief, bwog (2013-2014)