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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ISIS and Social Media Report Examined At SXSW

Authors Jonathan Morgan and Jim Berger analyzed a sample of 20,000 ISIS supporting Twitter accounts and found that even though ISIS has only been active under that name for less than 2 years, it has an extremely active and connected group on Twitter.

03/18/2015

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KYW at SXSW: Anonymous App ‘Yik Yak’ Addressing Cyberbullying Concerns

Today, at the SXSW Interactive Conference, in Austin, Tex., the cofounders of Yik Yak took the stage to defend the service against criticisms that it enabled cyberbullying.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/17/2015

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Facebook Diversity Director Discusses Movement To Diversify Tech At SXSW

Maxine Williams says diversity has become a top priority at Facebook.

03/17/2015

Biobots team (credit: Melony Roy)

Philadelphia Company Named “Most Innovative” At South By Southwest Pitch Competition

Biobots didn’t win top honors, but they did not go home empty-handed.

03/16/2015

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Philadelphia Startup Competes For Funding At South By Southwest Conference In Texas

More than 500 startups applied, but only 48 were chosen for South by Southwest’s annual two-day pitch competition. One of the finalists is a 3D bioprinter company BioBots.

03/15/2015

Rapper Chill Moody, David Silver (Rec Philly) & musician Milton. (credit: Melony Roy)

Free Party At Temple University To Feature Some Philly Music Acts Before They Head To SXSW

If you can’t make it to Austin this year for the annual South by Southwest music, entertainment and technology conference, tonight there’s a free pre-party at Temple University featuring some of the acts from the ALL Philly music showcase before they head southwest.

03/14/2015

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Local Tech Companies, Musicians, Filmmakers Ready For Highly Anticipated SXSW

The annual event not only attracts people from all over the world, but also from here in Philadelphia.

03/13/2015

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Facebook ‘Feeling Fat’ No More; Emoji Discontinued After Online Backlash

Some Facebook users, not feeling the “feeling fat” emoji, created an online petition asking the social network to remove the emoticon because “fat is not a feeling”.

03/11/2015

(The Facebook page created for the birthday of officer Robert Wilson III's son.)

Facebook Community Tries To Brighten Birthday a Bit For Son of Slain Philadelphia Cop

Quahmier Wilson turned ten years old today, just four days after the death of his father during a shootout with robbers at a North Philadelphia video game store.

KYW Newsradio 1060–03/09/2015

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Facebook Introduces New Feature To Help Prevent Suicide

Facebook has teamed up with a number of suicide prevention organizations in hopes of helping people online prevent their friends from committing suicide.

02/28/2015

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Series Of Classes Guaranteed To Shake Things Up Begin This Weekend

The first in a series of four events called “Shake it Up Saturdays” begins this weekend at The Market and Shops at Comcast Center.

02/27/2015

Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolf answers questions during a "Twitter Town Hall."  (credit: Tom Wolf)

Governor Wolf Hosts “Twitter Town Hall” Q&A About First Month In Office

Pennsylvanians were invited to tweet questions to Governor Tom Wolf Tuesday and ask him about his first month on the job in a Twitter Town Hall.

02/24/2015

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Social Media Today: YouTube Kids & Social Awards

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

02/20/2015

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Social Media Today: Twitter Fiction Festival, Snapchat Update, Reddit Donates

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

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/19/2015

(A petition on Change.org protests Facebook's handling of Native American names.)

Facebook’s ‘Real Names Only’ Policy Drawing More Online Protests

Drag queens were first. Now, Native Americans have joined the chorus of complaints about Facebook’s “real names” policy enforcement.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/18/2015

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