Thursday, May 14 Meeting - Melanie Sill
Posted by Natalie Komuro
on May 13, 2015
Join us tomorrow, May 14th, as we welcome Melanie Sill as our speaker.
Melanie is KPCC's Vice President of Content. She served as the station's Executive Editor from 2012 to July 2014, supervising the staffs that produce KPCC’s news and feature content for all platforms: broadcast, web, mobile, social media and live events.
Before she joined Southern California Public Radio in April , Melanie held the top editing jobs at the Sacramento Bee, where she was editor and senior vice president for news from 2007 through 2011, and at The News & Observer of Raleigh, where she spent the last five years of her 25-year tenure as executive editor and senior vice president. As projects editor, she directed the 1995 series “Boss Hog,” for which The N&O won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1996.
After leaving the Bee in 2011, Melanie was named Journalism Executive in Residence at USC Annenberg, where she authored a discussion paper, “The Case for Open Journalism Now,” published by the Annenberg Innovation Lab. She is a current board member for the (California) First Amendment Coalition and an advisory board member for the California Health Care Foundation’s Center for Health Reporting. In the past, she served on the boards of the American Society of News Editors and Poynter.
Born in Nebraska and raised in Waipahu, Hawaii, she earned her journalism degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard in 1993-94. Along with journalism, she loves music, gardening, the outdoors and exploring Southern California.