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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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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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New App Helps Identify Sex Predators On Your Teens Facebook Friends List

Do you know all of your teens Facebook friends? Chances are, neither does your teen.

05/01/2015

BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 29:  Students from Baltimore colleges and high schools march in protest chanting 'Justice for Freddie Gray' on April 29, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Baltimore remains on edge in the wake of the death of Freddie Gray, though the city has been largely peaceful following a day of rioting this past Monday. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Baltimore Mom Caught On Video Disciplining Child Sparks Online Debate

A Baltimore mom caught on camera smacking her son when she found him participating in rioting is now facing some backlash on social media.

04/30/2015

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Facebook Adds Video Chat To List Of Features

Facebook is rolling out a new feature that will allow video chatting on its Messenger app.

04/29/2015

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Facebook Urging Users To Donate To Nepal Quake Relief Effort

The social networking site has added a message at the top of its news feed urging its members to donate funds to help the hundreds of thousands of people affected by Nepal’s 7.8-magnitude earthquake.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/28/2015

Pax Tandon in a KYW interview studio. (Credit: Melony Roy)

West Philadelphia Native Hosts Meetups Around The City For Mindfulness Movement

“Mindfulness is all about awareness of the present moment being able to bring your focus your awareness into this moment,” says positive psychology expert and Penn grad Pax Tandon.

04/28/2015

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Internet Giants Jump Into Nepal Earthquake Relief and Social Support Efforts

Facebook is offering its “Safety Check” feature. Google, which lost a senior employee in an avalanche as a result of the earthquake, has activated its “Person Finder” tool.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/27/2015

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NHL Cracks Down on Live Streaming at Its Hockey Games

NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly sent a memo to team presidents and credentialed media reiterating the league’s policy on streaming footage.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/24/2015

Grace Helbig attends the 18th Annual Webby Awards on May 19, 2014 in New York. (Credit: Brad Barket/Getty Images)

Woodbury Heights YouTube Star Gets Her Own Cable Network Show

Grace Helbig is an actress, comedian, author, YouTube star and now the host of “The Grace Helbig Show” on E! but before all that she was a track star at Gateway Regional and once a semi finalist for the Miss NJ pageant.

04/24/2015

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Twitter Updates Direct Messaging

Twitter has announced that all 288 million monthly active users will now have the option to receive direct messages for any user.

04/20/2015

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Twitterverse Lights Up With Reaction to Tim Tebow News

“Tebow mania” is once again all over social media, after news that the quarterback is headed to Philadelphia.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/20/2015

AwarenessCone creator Victoria Harris (Photo provided by Victoria)

Philly Woman Using Social Media To Bring Awareness To Safety Issue In The City

Victoria Harris created “@AwarenessCone” three weeks ago after she noticed more and more orange safety cones popping up around the city.

04/17/2015

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Latest Thorn For Video Companies: Copyright Theft Via Live Streaming

HBO has confirmed it sent takedown notices to the live video streaming service Periscope after several accounts were seen streaming Sunday’s premiere of “Game of Thrones.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/15/2015

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Facebook Remains The Most Used Social Media Site For Teens

The social media giant remains the most used social media site among teens ages 13 to 17, according to a new study from the Pew Research Center.

04/15/2015

(A frame from Hillary Clinton's online video announcing her run for president in 2016.)

Analyst Sees Hillary Clinton Social Media Focus As Tiny Part of a Bigger Strategy

Clinton announced her plans to run for the presidency on several social media sites. A local political consultant says a social media strategy is both critically important and totally irrelevant at the same time.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/13/2015

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