Raleigh Magazine is the brainchild of Gina Stephens—no stranger to the publishing industry. Stephens launched Cary Living in 2005 followed by Midtown Magazine in 2007; she sold her share of the magazines in 2012, but an idea began to form.


As one of the fastest growing cities in the nation, Raleigh didn’t have a city magazine—a monthly publication devoted to both lifestyle issues and in-depth journalism. A city magazine like that needed a daily digital presence across all platforms, a sense of humor and a bit of an edge.


With a deep background in both journalism and sales as well as an eye for design, Stephens’ vision took shape. She recruited a creative director and an editor-in-chief to help her execute it, launching the first issue of Raleigh Magazine in September 2015.


Editor-in-Chief Alexandra Drosu brings more than 18 years editorial experience in lifestyle publications to the pages of Raleigh Magazine.  A senior editor and frequent contributor to In Style magazine, the Los Angeles Times, Luxe and Robb Report, to name a few,  she has written hundreds of articles on everything from entertaining and beauty to architecture and travel. Her passion for compelling content every month translates into newsworthy stories that capture the every-changing landscape of our city. 

Caitlin Harrison, creative director, worked in the New York City area in print media, publications and design before moving to Raleigh to be closer to family. She’s loving life as a transplant and keeping a list of what surprises her about Raleigh. Number one so far? How nice everyone is.


Got an idea? We want to hear it.



Gina Stephens: Gina@raleighmag.com

Alexandra Drosu: Alexi@raleighmag.com

Caitlin Harrison: Caitlin@raleighmag.com


Raleigh Magazine • 6511-207 Creedmoor Road • Raleigh, NC 27613 • 919-307-3047