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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Old City Shop Named Best Place For Ice Cream In Pa.

Business Insider has released a list of the best ice cream in every state and an Old City shop famous for soda fountains, splits, and sundaes was named best in Pennsylvania. KYW’s social media editor Melony Roy reports the list was created with the help of a social network.

06/20/2015

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Social Media Today: YouTube Newswire, Pinterest Verified, & New Pulse

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

KYW Newsradio 1060–06/18/2015

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Twitter Moves To Auto-Play Mode For Posted Videos

When users scroll through their Twitter feeds and see a video, it will begin to automatically play, with the sound muted.

06/17/2015

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A Taste Of Paris Returns To The Streets Of Philly

Dîner en Blanc originated in Paris 27 years ago and its popularity quickly grew to other locations.

06/08/2015

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Local Man Hosting Philly Bike Share Meetup For Instagrammers

A local man has combined his love for Philadelphia, bikes and Instagram into one event and is looking for people to join him next Saturday.

06/06/2015

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Pinterest Joining Online Wave of ‘Buy It Now’ Sites

Users of the online social scrapbooking service Pinterest will soon be able to buy items directly through the company’s app, using a new type of pin.

06/03/2015

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Opera Philadelphia Hosting Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD Social Media Preview Night

Ahead of the world premiere of Charlie Parker’s YARDBIRD, Opera Philadelphia is hosting social media night during the final dress rehearsal.

06/03/2015

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U.S. Supreme Court Tosses Bethlehem, Pa. Man’s Conviction Over Facebook Posts

Anthony Elonis used Facebook to make a series of violence-laced posts criticizing his wife and others. But he claimed his rants did not amount to “true threats.”

06/01/2015

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Are Your Instagram Photos Really Yours? New Art Collection Reminds Us They Aren’t

Controversial artist Richard Prince’s latest “work of art” contains photos he took from various Instagram accounts without warning or permission.

05/28/2015

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Survey: Motorists Doing More Than Texting While Driving

A new survey finds motorists are checking social media, surfing the web and video chatting while behind the wheel.

05/22/2015

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Pres. Obama’s Twitter Account Draws Out The Usual Trolls

The White House says every tweet to or from the president’s account is archived permanently for possible future review.

05/20/2015

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Better Late Than Never: Pres. Obama Joins Twitterverse

President Obama has finally gotten his own Twitter account.

05/18/2015

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Tumblr Focuses on Social Issues With New Sharing Campaign

The blogging platform “Tumblr” has launched a new campaign to promote positivity and support in online communities.

05/18/2015

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Anonymous App Allows Women To Research Guys Before Dating Them

Lulu is the private network for women to share reviews of the men in their phone’s contact list.

05/08/2015

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Comcast Customers Can Live Stream Or Send Videos To The TV Screen With Xfinity Share

Xfinity Share allows Comcast users to share important life events such as weddings or birthday from their smart phones to a TV, allowing friends and family to be “there,” even when they can’t be physically present.

05/06/2015

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