Journalism BA '03
Flora (Lee) Peir (‘03) grew up in Arlington and graduated from Baylor with a degree in print journalism. A dedicated night owl with a fondness for grammar, she read the job description for copy editing, and it was love at first sight. She spent 18 years editing stories at The New York Times, writing front-page headlines, and coordinating with the printing presses, before joining The 19th, a news site dedicated to gender and policy, in 2021. She lives in Queens, N.Y., with her husband and children.
“Baylor JPR&MM gave me the start I needed in a great, rewarding career,” Peir said. “My professors gave me a grounding in history and ethics that I still refer to today, and they encouraged my professional development through my work at The Baylor Lariat and their connections with the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund. I am grateful for their support and for the friendships and connections I've made through my time in Castellaw.” ~ Flora (Lee) Peir