Melissa Grego is a journalist, writer and executive with expertise in TV, media and entertainment and a passion for promoting equality and inclusion in business.
In October 2017, she was named CEO of Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS), TV and media’s longstanding premier networking, education and career development association. Her appointment marks the first time a female is leading the non-profit organization.
Prior to that, she parlayed her network and knowledge as a media business journalist to launch consulting practice Melinc, which specialized in conferences and events; content development, creation and strategy; and individual consulting, including business introductions.
Among her journalism roles, she was the first female Editor-in-Chief of TV industry publication Broadcasting & Cable. She also held editorial leadership positions at The Hollywood Reporter and TelevisionWeek and was a staff reporter covering TV at Variety.
While at B&C, she created, launched and produced the Keynotes & Cocktails: Women of NY and Women of the West conferences, which she acquired from B&C in 2015 and presented through her company Melinc (mel-link).
Through Melinc, she continued to collaborate with B&C and its parent company NewBay Media as a B&C contributor and as executive producer of NewBay’s Next TV Summit NYC and TV Data Conference.
She has provided perspective about TV and media on CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel, NPR, ABC News, Yahoo, “Access Hollywood” and “The Insider” and was a special correspondent for “Extra.” She’s a frequent moderator of Q&As and panels on TV, media and entertainment, as well as women-in- business topics.
Personal Website: melissagrego.com