As editorial director of PRI's Global Resource Service at The World, Margo Melnicove works with station-based reporters on local stories that have a global connection. â€œSo many domestic stories have strong international threads running through them,â€ she says. â€œIt's gratifying to work with local reporters to share those stories with their own listeners and with The World's.â€
Margo came to PRI from National Public Radio, where she worked as the liaison with independent producers, a newscasts editor, and the producer/trainer for NPR's Diversity Initiative. She got her start in public radio in 1977 as a volunteer at KRBD in Ketchikan, Alaska. She has worked as a reporter/producer at KTOO in Juneau, and at WBUR and WGBH in Boston, and she was the senior producer of Monitor Radio's 24-hour newscast service for seven years. Margo is a lecturer in the journalism program at Brandeis University, responsible for a core course in broadcast journalism and an online seminar. She has earned some of public radio's top awards for reporting and editing.
When she's not fishing for stories, she enjoys fishing for...fish. She owned and operated a commercial fishing vessel in Alaska, and now enjoys sport fishing in Buzzards Bay.