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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, 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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New Twitter Feature Makes It Easier To Join The Conversation

Twitter is rolling out the new feature — called “Moments” — that curates stories trending on the platform.


Tinder CEO Sean Rad at the Under 30 Summit in Philadelphia. (Credit: Melony Roy)

Fired A Year Ago, Former Tinder CEO Returns To Under 30 Summit Back On Top

Sean Rad returned to Tinder in August after being ousted as CEO during last year’s Under 30 Summit.


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11-Year-Old Who Runs His Own Business Attends Forbes Under 30 Summit

This week Philadelphia is the place to be for young entrepreneurs and game changers at the Under 30 Summit.


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Forbes Announces Plans For Its Under 30 Summit To Go International

Building on the success of its two Under 30 summits in Philadelphia, Forbes plans to take its Under 30 summit on the road.


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Under 30 Summit Highlights How Social Media And Technology Are Shaping Politics

Bridget Coyne — the manager of Twitter’s Government & Elections team says a candidate’s ability to establish a one-to-one connection on a public platform is key.


Philly native Dan Berkowitz was named one of Forbes Under 30 in education in 2014. (Credit: Melony Roy)

2014 Forbes Under 30 Honoree Returns To Philly With Unique Education Initiative

Philadelphia native Dan Berkowitz was named one of Forbes 30 under 30 in education last year while he was living in L.A. working on a music education program for under-served youths.


PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 05:  (L-R) Elizabeth Holmes, Founder & CEO of Theranos being interviewed by Matthew Herper, Senior Editor, Pharma & Healthcare, Forbes Media at Forbes Under 30 Summit at Pennsylvania Convention Center on October 5, 2015 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (Photo by Lisa Lake/Getty Images)

Young Entrepreneurs Take Center Stage At Under 30 Summit In Philly

The Under 30 Summit is underway at the Philadelphia Convention Center.


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Forbes Under 30 Summit Returns To Philadelphia, Highlights Millennial Game Changers

The three-day summit highlights successful twenty something’s from the worlds of technology, science, sports, food and entertainment.


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Facebook Testing Profile Videos As Alternative To Profile Pictures

The company announced it’s testing a new feature called “profile videos,” that operate in place of the traditional “profile photo.”


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Report: Twitter May Expand 140-Character Limit With New Product

Twitter is reportedly building a new product that would extend the 140-character count of tweets.


There were many tears of joy Saturday night on the Parkway. (Credit: Melony Roy)

Emotional Crowd Waits Hours To See The Pope On The Parkway

People waited hours Saturday night hoping to catch a glimpse of the Pontiff.


A man holds a smartphone showing Pope Francis' first tweet in front of a computer screen showing the same tweet on March 17, 2013 in Rome. Pope Francis issued his first tweet on Sunday shortly after performing his first Angelus prayer, with a consistent message: "Pray for me". "Dear friends, I thank you from my heart and ask you to continue to pray for me," the Argentine pope tweeted from the @Pontifex account.  AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS        (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

Pope Francis Gains Popular Social Media Following

While he’s not the first Pope to tweet, that was his predecessor Pope Benedict. Pope Francis and his staff have grew his following on Twitter substantially. For example, he now has 5 times the number of followers of President Obama.


Hung Quoc and Huong Thien in Philadelphia for the World Meeting of Families. (Credit: Melony Roy)

Would You Hug The Pope Or Take A Selfie?

At the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia, what would you do with your moment with the Pope?


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Twitter Unveils Custom Pope Emojis

In anticipation of the Pope’s arrival, Twitter has unveiled special emojis for users tweeting about the Pontiff’s first visit to the United States.


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Social Media Digital Team Assembled For World Meeting Of Families

Among the 10,000 volunteers at the World Meeting of Families will be a special group — the digital diplomats. Lizanne Magarity Pando is the director of marketing and communications.




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