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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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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

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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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Longer Tweets Have Finally Arrived

The changes Twitter announced back in May to expand its character limit are now live.

09/19/2016

ORCHARD PARK, NY - SEPTEMBER 15:  Eric Decker #87 of the New York Jets catches a touchdown pass in front of  Ronald Darby #28 of the Buffalo Bills  during the second half at New Era Field on September 15, 2016 in Orchard Park, New York.  (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)

NFL’s 1st Twitter Stream Scores Touchdown With Fans

Overall viewers seemed pleased.

09/16/2016

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Facebook Celebrates Decade Of News Feed

It’s the first thing you see when you open Facebook and it has changed the way we communicate with our “friends” and we discover what’s going on in the world. Facebook News Feed is celebrating its 10th birthday.

09/14/2016

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Expert Weighs In On Online Debate After Photo Of Couple Overdosing Goes Viral

Images posted on social media of an Ohio couple who overdosed on heroin have sparked an online debate about Facebook shaming.

09/14/2016

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New Feature Allows Instagram Users To Block Inappropriate Comments

Instagram is rolling out a new feature that will allow users to decide for themselves how they want to moderate comments.

09/12/2016

Fearless Conference creator Melissa Alam. (credit: Melony Roy)

Fearless Conference Returning To Philadelphia

Designed to help with entrepreneurship and creativity, a conference for women is making a return trip to Philadelphia after its successful debut last year.

09/11/2016

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Playboy Playmate Could Face Charges For Body-Shaming Snapchat Post

Internet outrage may turn into criminal charges for a Playboy Playmate who Snapchatted a photo of an unsuspecting naked woman in a gym locker room.

09/07/2016

Made In America returns this weekend. (Credit: Melony Roy)

Everything You Need To Know Ahead Of Made In America

The Festival returns to Philadelphia this weekend with a star studded lineup.

09/01/2016

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Philly YouTube Star Launches Haircare Startup

NaturAll Club is a monthly subscription startup founded by a UPenn grad.

08/19/2016

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Youth Development Organization Helps Camden Student Pursue Dreams In STEM

Using education, technology, and entrepreneurship, Hopeworks in Camden, New Jersey helps young men and women find new pathways to earn productive futures.

08/17/2016

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