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roy melony 300 Melony Roy Melony Roy is the social media editor for KYW Newsradio 1060, supervising the station’s Twitter, Facebook, and other interactive media branding efforts.

In addition to creating much of the interactive content on KYW’s social media platforms, Roy informs listeners through her on-air reports covering social media trends, breaking news, and interactive media’s influence on their daily lives.

Her beat has sent to Austin, Tex., for the 2015 SXSW (South by Southwest) interactive media conference, and she also covered the Forbes “30 Under 30” conference here in Philadelphia.

Roy has risen through the KYW ranks, joining the station in October 2006 as a desk assistant, working behind the scenes on story production, including as producer for a one-on-one interview with then-presidential candidate Barack Obama.

She also was the founding executive producer of HearPhilly.com, an online radio station heard around the world that is dedicated to fun in the city.

Since being named to her current position, Melony Roy has grown KYW’s social media followings to the largest among the CBS-owned radio news stations, surpassing the followings of news stations in the larger markets of New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and San Francisco.

A native of Camden, NJ, Roy graduated from Camden Catholic High School and received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Seton Hall University.  She is vice president of social media for the Philadelphia Association of Black Journalists (PABJ), and a member of the National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) and Alpha Gamma Delta sorority.

Melony is a pop culture enthusiast who in her spare time enjoys traveling, live music, and binge-watching TV shows on Netflix.  She resides in  Philadelphia.

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Local STEM Orientated Preschool Empowers Women In Science, Engineering, Math

In the future, Brown plans to add a grade each year and eventually expand the pre-school to 12th grade.

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Over A Dozen Philadelphians Top Forbes Annual 30 Under 30 List

Forbes annual 30 under 30 list features 600 young visionaries and innovators across 20 different industries.

01/09/2017

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Trump Tweets, Are They News?

Is Twitter an effective or appropriate platform for presidential news? Americans are divided on the issue – and so are journalists.

01/08/2017

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Philly-based Music Group Offers A Little Bit Of Everything

Inspired by jazz, funk, hip-hop, and soul — a local group is making their mark on the music scene.

12/27/2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 25:  In this photo illustration the Social networking site Facebook is displayed on a laptop screen on March 25, 2009 in London, England. The British government has made proposals which would force Social networking websites such as Facebook to pass on details of users, friends and contacts to help fight terrorism.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Families Of Victims In Orlando Nightclub Shooting File Lawsuit Against Top Social Networks

But federal law shields social media platforms from liability for the speech of others.

12/20/2016

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Mayor Kenney To Attend SXSW

Over the years, Philadelphia’s presence at the South by Southwest tech, music, and film conference has grown.

12/17/2016

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Facebook Rolls Out New Plan To Combat Fake News

Facebook says it will start applying warning labels to some “fake news” stories that users share on the social network.

12/15/2016

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Instagram Becomes ‘Visual Language’ For Hundreds Of Millions

Instagram has reached a milestone with more than 500 million users.

12/02/2016

Jess Edelstien (L) and Sarah Ribner (R). cofounders of PiperWai. (credit: Melony Roy)

Business Booming For Local ‘Shark Tank’ Winners

A natural deodorant startup that appeared on ABC’s ‘Shark Tank’ is growing. With a new product about to hit the shelves, just how well is the Philadelphia-based company is doing nearly one year later?

11/30/2016

Meredith Edlow (credit: Melony Roy)

Who’s The Top Instagram User In Pennsylvania?

TIME Magazine has selected 51 users you must follow in each state. A woman from Philadelphia is tops in Pennsylvania.

11/23/2016

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What Recipes Do Americans Google Most For Thanksgiving?

Business Insider has teamed up with Google to find out the most searched Thanksgiving recipes.

11/23/2016

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Some Feel Twitter Suspending Alt-Right Accounts Not Enough

An anti-defamation group believes there’s more that could be done.

11/18/2016

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Philadelphia Social Media Agency Launches University Division

Courses will provide education on social media skills, trends and strategies.

11/14/2016

Social Justice Exchange in Philadelphia earlier this week. (Credit: Aaron Tuttle/National Communication Association)

Anti-Trump Protests Break Out While Social Justice Academics In Philly

They were here to work with community leaders and activists.

11/11/2016

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