Melony Roy

roy melony 300 Melony RoyMelony Roy is the Social Media editor for KYW Newsradio 1060, supervising the station’s Twitter, Facebook, and other interactive media efforts, as well as reporting social media trends on-air.

She joined the station in October 2005 as a desk assistant, where she worked behind the scenes on story production, including as producer for a one-on-one interview with presidential candidate Barack Obama.

Melony is also the executive producer of hearPHILLY.com, an online radio station dedicated to fun in the city.

A native of Camden, NJ, Melony received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Seton Hall University.  She is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority and the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ).

Melony is a pop culture enthusiast who in her spare time enjoys reading, traveling, shopping, live music, and watching TV. She resides in the Philadelphia area.

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Facebook Introduces New Feature To Help Prevent Suicide

Facebook has teamed up with a number of suicide prevention organizations in hopes of helping people online prevent their friends from committing suicide.

02/28/2015

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Series Of Classes Guaranteed To Shake Things Up Begin This Weekend

The first in a series of four events called “Shake it Up Saturdays” begins this weekend at The Market and Shops at Comcast Center.

02/27/2015

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Governor Wolf Hosts “Twitter Town Hall” Q&A About First Month In Office

Pennsylvanians were invited to tweet questions to Governor Tom Wolf Tuesday and ask him about his first month on the job in a Twitter Town Hall.

02/24/2015

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Social Media Today: YouTube Kids & Social Awards

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

02/20/2015

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Social Media Today: Twitter Fiction Festival, Snapchat Update, Reddit Donates

KYW Newsradio social media editor Melony Roy reports daily on what’s trending around the region and the world.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

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Facebook’s ‘Real Names Only’ Policy Drawing More Online Protests

Drag queens were first. Now, Native Americans have joined the chorus of complaints about Facebook’s “real names” policy enforcement.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

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Selfie Sticks Have Museums Considering Changes To Their Photo Policies

The popular gadget has not been banned in any Philadelphia museums yet, but some museums like the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and New York’s Museum of Modern art have banned them.

02/18/2015

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Online Streaming Service Lists Top ‘Sex’ Songs Played During Valentine’s Day Weekend

There was also a Top 10 list of “love” songs, but they were different.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

(The feed for Twitter hashtag #phldnc2016 on February 13, 2015.)

Social Media Will Be A Major Player For 2016 Democratic Convention in Philadelphia

There are several hashtags floating around online, but Philadelphia city officials are using this one: #PHLDNC2016.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

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What Happens To Your Social Media Account After You Die? Facebook Rolls Out ‘Legacy Contact’ Feature

The feature is called “legacy contact” and appears in Facebook’s security settings menu.

02/13/2015

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New Facebook Feature Lets Users Determine What Happens To Their Account After They Die

The feature is called “legacy contact,” and it appears in Facebook’s security settings menu.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

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Facebook’s New Facial Recognition Algorithm Draws Attention From Privacy Experts

According to Science magazine, Facebook’s facial-recognition technology is now “as accurate as a human being at a few constrained facial recognition tasks.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

"Donkey's" being made at the popular Camden spot. (Credit: Melony Roy)

Famous TV Chef Dines On Cheesesteaks At Well-Known Camden Lunch Spot

The upcoming season of Anthony Bourdain’s CNN show will feature one of Camden’s oldest and most beloved spots: Donkey’s Place.

02/06/2015

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Does Adding A Hashtag To Your Post Give A Company The Right To Use It?

The New York Times asked readers to use the hashtag “N-Y-T Snow” when uploading storm pictures last week. Does that imply consent to use your photos anywhere they want?

02/04/2015

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New Section On Snapchat Will Feature News Coverage

The ephemeral messaging app used by over 100 million smartphone users to send pictures and videos that self-destruct will now host news coverage.

01/31/2015

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