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Alex Macon

Writer & Editor

Location icon United States

I am an assistant editor for The Dallas Morning News and a freelance writer and editor with 10 years of professional experience in digital media, magazines, and newspapers. I've been a senior editor at Southwest: The Magazine, the in-flight magazine of Southwest Airlines, as well as an online editor for D Magazine and a reporter for The Galveston County Daily News. I am comfortable writing and editing just about anything: longform features and profiles, lifestyle and culture pieces, hard news journalism, marketing copy, sponsored content, and much more. Please email me at [email protected]

Portfolio
Southwest: The Magazine
08/01/2019
The Man Who's Mowing the World

For the August 2019 issue of Southwest: The Magazine, I wrote about the "lawnmower man" traveling across the country on a mission to cut grass and spread some goodwill.

Southwest: The Magazine
07/01/2019
Dairy Queen

I profiled Sarah Pratt, the artist behind the Iowa State Fair's iconic butter cow, for the July 2019 "Food Issue" of Southwest: The Magazine.

Southwest: The Magazine
01/01/2020
Top of Her Game

I profiled Brooke Raboutou, Team USA's first Olympic rock climber, for the January 2020 issue of Southwest: The Magazine.

UT Southwestern Medical Center
08/01/2018
Gene Genie

For a special publication commemorating the 75th anniversary of UT Southwestern Medical Center, I wrote about Dr. Eric Olson and his groundbreaking research into the genetic editing technology known as CRISPR.

D Magazine
06/01/2018
Warstic at Bat

For the June 2018 issue of D Magazine, I wrote about Warstic, a baseball bat company co-owned by Jack White.

D Magazine
10/25/2017
A Voter's Guide to Dallas' Bond Package

This guide, co-written with my colleague Matt Goodman, was a finalist for best "Reader Service" feature at the 2018 National CRMA Awards.

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