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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Welcome America President and CEO Jeff Guaracino. (credit: Melony Roy)

Organizers Announce Welcome America! Concert Details

City officials and organizers of Wawa Welcome America! gathered at the Visitors Center to announce details for this year’s July 4th celebration including the musical lineup.

05/20/2016

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More Fireworks, New Concerts Highlight Philly’s Welcome America! Festival

The annual festival celebrates Philadelphia’s unique role as America’s birthplace with 35 events and 100 hours of activities

05/19/2016

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LinkedIn Says Data Breach Is Much Worse Than Initially Thought

LinkedIn has admitted that tens of millions more accounts than first thought may have been compromised in an attack four years ago.

05/18/2016

One of the "Creative Africa" exhibits at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
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African Art Showcased In New Exhibit At Philadelphia Museum Of Art

With “Creative Africa,” the Philadelphia Museum of art is celebrating African art and design with five distinct exhibitions, ranging from fashion and photography, to architecture and centuries-old sculptures.

05/13/2016

File photo of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. (credit: KIMIHIRO HOSHINO/AFP/Getty Images)

Facebook Comes Out Swinging Against Political Bias Claims

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg say his company is investigating a report accusing it of a liberal news bias.

05/13/2016

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg introducing a new messenger platform. (File photo credit: Josh Edelson/AFP/Getty Images)

Chatbots Popping Up Everywhere, Should Your Business Jump On Board?

Companies are embracing “chatbots” in hopes of enabling more interaction with customers.

05/12/2016

(credit: Melony Roy)

Eagles DE Connor Barwin Helps Philadelphia Promote Tree Giveaway Program

Eagle’s defensive end Connor Barwin was on hand to help plant a tree at the home of the winner of the #PhillyTreeTrek social media contest.

05/09/2016

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Trending Social Media Dance-Off Originated In New Jersey

The ‘Running Man Challenge’ is the latest dance craze sweeping the internet.

05/05/2016

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#TechInColor Hosts Annual Philly Tech Week Event

Designed to connect underrepresented groups in the tech industry, #TechInColor returns to Philly Tech Week On Thursday night.

05/04/2016

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Instagram Highlighted At Philly Tech Week

The folks at Philly Tech Week assembled a panel of social media managers and marketing professionals to discuss the the power of the platform, and how it’s more than just a pretty picture.

05/03/2016

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Twitter Changes App Store Category

Hoping to boost its visibility, Twitter has changed how it’s categorized in the Apple App Store.

04/28/2016

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Snapchat Fights For Voters’ Right To Take “Ballot Selfies” On Election Day

Snapchat is fighting for your right to take a selfie in the voting booth and share it on social media.

04/25/2016

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 21:  A Blue Plaque is unveiled near the site where William Shakespeare took lodgings in around 1604 at St. Olave's Churchyard on April 21, 2016 in London, England  (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)

Twitter Remembers Shakespeare On 400th Anniversary Of Death

Today, on the 400th anniversary of his death, Shakespeare will live on Twitter’s stage.

04/22/2016

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STEM Vs. STEAM: Do The Arts Belong?

There’s a growing group of advocates who believe that STEM education is missing an ‘A.’

04/21/2016

File photo: Philadelphia City Hall. (credit: Paul Gluck)

DNC Launches Social Media Campaign To Find What Makes Philly Unique

With less than 100 days until the Democratic National Convention, the host committee has created a social media campaign to energize Philadelphians about the event coming to town.

04/18/2016

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