For the NY Times: A Revitalized Pittsburgh Says the President Used a Rusty Metaphor

In pulling the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord, the president said “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” Nevermind that his opponent,…

Women of the Pittsburgh Passion are as dedicated as ever

It takes intensity and devotion to play women’s professional tackle football. Unlike their male counterparts, female pro-football players aren’t paid seven-figure salaries. It can actually cost thousands of…

Amplifying Women’s Voices: The Broadcast Podcast

Without getting political, it’s kind of a tough time to be a woman in America. But now more than ever, women need to hear and tell each other’s…

Pennsylvania’s Legislature (still) lacks female representation

Allegheny County added one woman to the state Legislature following November’s election. That brings the total number of women representing Allegheny County in the state’s governing body to…

Pittsburghers pledge to continue fight after Women’s March

Kara Kernan, of Brookline, knew she would be menstruating on Saturday, and decided to make the best of a crampy situation. She and two friends traveled to Washington,…

I drove a robot (driverless) Uber in Pittsburgh. Here’s what it was like

Remember when you first learned to drive, and every time you had to stop, you stomped on the brake instead of easing down on the pedal? And you…

Coming soon: The Pittsburgh Phoenix

Read the post on Medium: Metaphors Pittsburgh is a city in the midst of a renewal and rebirth. No longer the city of smokestacks and soot, it’s banking…

Marta on the Move makes me sound interesting [podcast]

We talk about the news biz, plan our eventual trip to Cuba and agree that Natalie Bencivenga is our heroine. http://epicastnetwork.com/marta-on-the-move-59-kim-lyons

My failed fellowship essay: Why perspective in journalism is everything

Earlier this year, I applied for two very competitive, very prestigious journalism fellowships, but didn’t get either one. I still believe the idea I wanted to explore has…

Trump in Pittsburgh

Republican front-runner Donald J. Trump, at a raucous rally in Downtown Pittsburgh Wednesday, promised to “bring back coal and bring back steel.” And also Joe Paterno. Read the full…