Meagen Fekos is a digital communications and marketing expert based in Pittsburgh, P.A. She spent years as a digital journalist, working at newspapers across Pennsylvania. She is an expert in building online engagement, marketing digital communication strategies and multimedia storytelling. Fekos was the assistant managing editor/digital at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and led the digital and interactive design teams through the paper’s Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Tree of Life massacre.
Fekos is now the director for Communications and Marketing within Carnegie Mellon University’s Advancement Division. She is responsible for overseeing the digital marketing team as well as working in partnership with content and design teams to conceptualize marketing campaigns, run email and SMS marketing, engage with alumni and donors on social media, keep the online Alumni Community vibrant and build a strong website strategy and presence.
In addition to the staff Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News, Fekos has been recognized for innovation in the digital media landscape by the Local Media Association and has won a first-place Pennsylvania Associated Press Media Editors award for digital package presentation.
Fekos studied at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. She graduated with a master’s degree in communications, with concentrations in intercultural communications and leadership communications. She has also earned a certificate in advanced graduate studies in conflict management from Edinboro, and a certificate in inclusive and ethical leadership from the University of South Florida. Her undergraduate degree is in mass communications, with a focus in public relations and print journalism.