Alexi McCammond is a political journalist who worked as a political reporter for Axios, a political news website. She made it to the news for covering the 2020 electoral campaign of Joe Biden. She also faced a huge backlash when a series of decade-old tweets resurfaced on the internet.
Alexi McCammond was born in 1994 (age 27 years; as of 2021) in Illinois, US. Alexi completed her formal education at Guilford High School in Rockford, Illinois, and then attended the University of Chicago to study sociology, Spanish language, and literature. She graduated from the university in 2015 and further received additional training from the National Association of Black Journalists. UChicago
Height (approx.): 5′ 5″
Eye Color: Hazel brown
Hair Color: Brown
Family & Relationships
Alexi McCammond’s mother’s name is Shelli McCammond. She has two siblings, a brother, Braxton McCammond, and a sister, Aubyn McCammond.
Alexi McCammond was engaged to Matt Kuncman. After some time, the couple decided to call off their engagement for unknown reasons.
In February 2021, Alexi McCammond and TJ Ducklo made a public statement talking about their relationship. TJ Ducklo was working as a member of the electoral campaign of Joe Biden for the 2020 elections.
After completing her graduation, McCammond started working as a freelance political writer for the women’s magazine Cosmopolitan, and then she joined the women’s online news magazine Bustle as a news editor. In 2017, she joined Axios as a political writer, which helped her make a name for herself in the field of political reporting. McCammond covered an article about Michael Bloomberg’s withdrawal from the 2020 Democratic primary race in March 2020. Alexi also leaked the schedule of Donald Trump spending about 60% of his time as ‘executive time’ when he was the serving President of the US. On March 5, 2021, McCammond was selected as the Editor-in-Chief of Conde Nast’s magazine, Teen Vogue. However, she had to resign from her position as the Editor-in-Chief after a series of decade-old racist and homophobic tweets written by her resurfaced.
Awards and Achievements
In 2019, Alexi McCammond received the Emerging Journalist Award from the National Association of Black Journalists. Alexi McCammond was a part of the Forbes 30 under 30 list for 2020. Forbes
- Diana Tsui, a former reporter of New York magazine’s The Cut, posted her opinion on her Instagram account with the photos of the tweets made by Alexi McCammond. She called out Alexi for being insensitive, and she also thrashed Conde Nast for not conducting a thorough background check and not being able to address racism, and hiring Alexi McCammond. Instagram
- In March 2021, staff members of the magazine Teen Vogue publicly condemned the racist and homophobic tweets that were posted by Alexi McCammond in 2011 when she was in college. In response to the incident, Alexi made a public apology, and she also apologized to the staff members of the magazine. After having a discussion with the owner of the company, Alexi decided to resign from the position of Editor-in-Chief from Conde Nast media for the benefit of everyone involved in the controversy.
Hey there: I’ve decided to part ways with Condé Nast. Here is my statement about why – pic.twitter.com/YmnHVtZSce
— Alexi McCammond (@alexi) March 18, 2021
- Alexi McCammond grabbed the attention of several news channels when she made her relationship with TJ Ducklo public. Ducklo was serving as the White House Party Deputy Secretary when a case of harassment against him came forward. Tara Palmeri, a reporter of Politico, released a statement that Ducklo made some derogatory and misogynistic comments about her and accused her of being jealous of his relationship with Alexi McCammond. After this incident, TJ Ducklo was suspended from his position in the White House for a week without pay. An article by Vanity Fair magazine covered the incident, and after this, Ducklo resigned from his position and left the office. Independent
- Alexi McCammond is an animal lover and she has a pet dog, Marlin.
Blessing your TL with Marlin. You’re welcome. And good morning ☀️ pic.twitter.com/lgzy9NqCSm
— Alexi McCammond (@alexi) February 24, 2021
- In 2021, Alexi started working with NBC News. She started her journey in NBC by interviewing several famous personalities like Ayesha Curry (actress and author) and Valerie Jarrett (senior advisor of the former President Barack Obama), who have extended their support to help out Black woman-owned small businesses during the time of the Covid-19 pandemic.
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