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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(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

(A couple use a "selfie stick" to take a photo overlooking the city skyline of central Seoul, South Korea.  Photo by Ed Jones/ AFP/ Getty Images)

Selfie Sticks Have Museums Considering Changes To Their Photo Policies

The popular gadget has not been banned in any Philadelphia museums yet, but some museums like the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and New York’s Museum of Modern art have banned them.

02/18/2015

(Image by Melony Roy)

Online Streaming Service Lists Top ‘Sex’ Songs Played During Valentine’s Day Weekend

There was also a Top 10 list of “love” songs, but they were different.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/17/2015

(The feed for Twitter hashtag #phldnc2016 on February 13, 2015.)

Social Media Will Be A Major Player For 2016 Democratic Convention in Philadelphia

There are several hashtags floating around online, but Philadelphia city officials are using this one: #PHLDNC2016.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/13/2015

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What Happens To Your Social Media Account After You Die? Facebook Rolls Out ‘Legacy Contact’ Feature

The feature is called “legacy contact” and appears in Facebook’s security settings menu.

02/13/2015

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New Facebook Feature Lets Users Determine What Happens To Their Account After They Die

The feature is called “legacy contact,” and it appears in Facebook’s security settings menu.

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/12/2015

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Facebook’s New Facial Recognition Algorithm Draws Attention From Privacy Experts

According to Science magazine, Facebook’s facial-recognition technology is now “as accurate as a human being at a few constrained facial recognition tasks.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–02/11/2015

"Donkey's" being made at the popular Camden spot. (Credit: Melony Roy)

Famous TV Chef Dines On Cheesesteaks At Well-Known Camden Lunch Spot

The upcoming season of Anthony Bourdain’s CNN show will feature one of Camden’s oldest and most beloved spots: Donkey’s Place.

02/06/2015

File photo: The New York Times. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Does Adding A Hashtag To Your Post Give A Company The Right To Use It?

The New York Times asked readers to use the hashtag “N-Y-T Snow” when uploading storm pictures last week. Does that imply consent to use your photos anywhere they want?

02/04/2015

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New Section On Snapchat Will Feature News Coverage

The ephemeral messaging app used by over 100 million smartphone users to send pictures and videos that self-destruct will now host news coverage.

01/31/2015

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Facebook To Feed Users Location-Specific Tips As They Visit Certain Spots

The company says it is rolling out a new feature that uses your phone’s location services to provide more information about the places you visit.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/29/2015

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Twitter Adding Video Sharing, Group Messaging Features

In the face of new social media competitors such as WhatsApp and Snapchat, venerable Twitter is rolling out two new features.

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/28/2015

(Twitter's blog announced the new "While You Were Away" feature.  Graphic by Ed Fischer)

Catching Up with Your Twitter Feed? Now, They’ve Got a Feature For That

The new tool is called “While You Were Away.”

KYW Newsradio 1060–01/22/2015

Major League Hacking co-founder Mike Swift. (credit: Melony Roy/KYW)

One Of The Country’s Largest And Best-Known Student Hackathons Takes Place This Weekend In Philadelphia

One of the country’s best-known hackathons is underway and more than 1,000 of the best student programmers from around the world have gathered on UPenn’s campus to learn and create.

01/17/2015

(iPhone screenshots, provided by Facebook)

Facebook Planning Rollout of Approved-For-Workplace Version of Social Network

It was once considered taboo by many to open your Facebook page at work, but the social networking giant is preparing to launch a new product to overcome that notion.

01/14/2015

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