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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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(Sunil Tripathi, in family photo. Courtesy WPRI-TV)

New Film Documents Misidentification Of Local Man As Boston Bomber, Role Social Media Played

“Help Us Find Sunil Tripathi” is a new documentary that aims to shed light.

11/21/2014

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Social Media Today: Super, Snapcash, and Spotify Partners With Uber

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

KYW Newsradio 1060–11/18/2014

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Local Company Launches Campaign To Help Fund Educational Mobile Game For Kids

A company on the Main Line has created a mobile game for children that teaches kindness, helpfulness, and ways to do good — but they need your help fund the project.

11/18/2014

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Social Media Today: Facebook Updates, Say Thanks, & New Music Service

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

11/13/2014

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Social Media At Work: Can What You Say, Do Be Used Against You By The Boss?

People who manage workplaces have a lot questions about social media – and they got some answers Wednesday at the National Constitution Center.

11/13/2014

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Social Media Today: Instagram Update, Messenger Milestone, Twitter Partners With WAM

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

11/11/2014

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Facebook Spotlights Fight Against Ebola in Users’ News Feeds

After donating $25 million of his own money to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg is inviting members of the social network to join the battle.

11/06/2014

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The Owners Of Ebola.com Score Six Figure Payday

The owners of Ebola.com have sold the domain to the “highest” bidder.

11/01/2014

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Facebook Controls How Over A Billion People Get Their News

The world’s largest social network now controls how over one billion people are learning about what’s going on in the news.

10/30/2014

(The Facebook "Rooms" app, available free in the Apple App Store.)

Facebook Creates ‘Rooms’ App For Anonymous Interactions

If you want to go where nobody knows your name, Facebook has launched a new app.

10/23/2014

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Thursday Nights at 9: Online Town Hall Meetings To Inspire Black Civic Engagement

ColorOfChange.org is hosting the series of Twitter Townhalls beginning at 9pm each Thursday, during the commercial breaks of “Scandal.”

10/23/2014

(Jamillia Kamara, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center for Forbes' "Under 30 Summit."  Photo by Melony Roy)

Attendees and Philadelphia Officials Aglow After ‘Under 30 Summit’ Wraps Up Here

Bringing all of that billionaire brainpower to Philadelphia was a coup for the city, and one that officials including Mayor Nutter hope to see repeated.

10/22/2014

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Social Media Advice Guru Brings Book Tour To Philadelphia

The Woman Code is in stores now and Nelson’s book tour stops in Philadelphia tonight at the Rittenhouse Square Barnes and Noble.

10/15/2014

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Philadelphia Woman Creates Mobile Site To Help Twitter Users Feel Less Lonely

The Lonely Project is a mobile website that displays tweets about loneliness.

10/12/2014

(The "Visit Philly" web site.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Philadelphia Tourism Agency Gets High Marks For Social Media Usage

A new report by a global travel industry intelligence and marketing firm ranks Philadelphia as one of the world’s leaders when it comes to social media for September 2014.

10/09/2014

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