Alex Leo joined IBT Media in 2013 as the head of product. At IBT, she works to make all of its properties and platform have the best user experience possible, while ensuring all stakeholders, from sales to editorial, have the tools they need to succeed. Before this she was the head of product for Reuters.com, a senior editor at The Huffington Post and an associate producer at ABC News. She was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in Media in 2012 and chosen by NBC New York as one of the top twenty people to follow on Twitter. Her work has appeared on Jezebel, The Atlantic Wire, CNBC and many more and she regularly speaks at Columbia's publishing course about digital media, NYU's journalism school and several conferences across the country.
Leo graduated from Wesleyan University in 2004 with a BA in English. She has also studied Vietnamese language and history at Vietnam National University - Ho Chi Minh City and Irish literature and history at the National University of Ireland at Galway.