Melony Roy

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, 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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