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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 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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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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Are ‘Ballot Selfies’ Legal?

Can you take a “ballot selfie” on election day? There’s been confusion – and even sanctions.

11/06/2016

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SEPTA Strike Inspires Song That’s Gone Viral

Damian Huwett remixed Ja Rule’s 2001 hit song “Living it Up.”

11/02/2016

Coded by Kids Executive Director Sylvester Mobley (credit: Melony Roy)

Nonprofit Helps Inner City Youth Prepare For Jobs In Tech Industry

Coded by Kids is an organization that focuses on providing free tech education programs to inner city kids.

10/24/2016

LAS VEGAS, NV - OCTOBER 19:  Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (R) debates with Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump during the third U.S. presidential debate at the Thomas & Mack Center on October 19, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Tonight is the final debate ahead of Election Day on November 8.  (Photo by Mark Ralston-Pool/Getty Images)

Biggest Online Moments From Final Presidential Debate

The most-tweeted tweet of the night was a three-year-old post of Donald Trump.

10/20/2016

LAS VEGAS, NV - FEBRUARY 14:  Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton (R) takes a photo with a supporter's cell phone at a get-out-the-caucus event at the Mountain Shadows Community Center on February 14, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Clinton is challenging Sen. Bernie Sanders for the Democratic presidential nomination ahead of Nevada's Feb. 20 Democratic caucus.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Clinton Connects With Millennial Voters On Snapchat

The episode is available in the “Discover” section and will exist on Snapchat for 48 hours.

10/18/2016

Republican presidential candidate Doanld Trump's family (from front to back) wife Melania, daughter Ivanka Trump, sons Eric Trump and Donald Jr.arrive for the second presidential debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri on October 9, 2016. / AFP / Robyn Beck        (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Melania Trump Views Social Media As Damaging; Hopes To Address As First Lady

Melania Trump said one of her main goals as First Lady would be to address “negativity” on social media.

10/18/2016

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Camden County PD Teams With Social Network To Bolster Community Relations

The Camden County Police Department has teamed up with Nextdoor, which provides each neighborhood with a website accessible only to residents.

10/12/2016

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Sunday’s Debate Becomes Most-Tweeted Debate Of All Time

The showdown between Sec. Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump broke a record Sunday night with more than 17 million debate-related Tweets sent.

10/10/2016

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Pair Of Veteran Private Investigators Stake Out Social Media To Find Fraud

Social media sleuths have created a startup that is saving insurance carriers millions.

10/05/2016

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Expert: Scary Clown ‘Prank’ Is Teachable Moment For Parents

Philadelphia Police say a 13-year-old girl was behind the “scary clown threats” on social media targeting Philadelphia schools.

10/03/2016

Professor Anita Hill speaks during a panal discussion in 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Jemal Countess/Getty Images for Time)

Conference Brings Thousands Of Female Leaders To Philadelphia

The 13th annual Pennsylvania Conference for Women returns next week.

09/29/2016

Hillary Clinton And Donald Trump Face Off In First Presidential Debate At Hofstra University

Social Media Reacts To First Presidential Debate

Twitter exploded with commentary as the presidential candidates went head to head in their first debate.

09/27/2016

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Facebook, Twitter Facing Off During Presidential Debate

Facebook and Twitter have each partnered with news organizations to live-stream the debates on their respective platforms.

09/25/2016

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Tinder, Spotify Team Up To Help Users Find Musical Match

Tinder users now have another way to determine whether or not to swipe right. The dating app is hooking up with the music streaming service Spotify to help users find their perfect match.

09/21/2016

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