Melissa Grego is a Los Angeles-based writer, editor and consultant with expertise in TV, media and entertainment and a keen interest in connecting and empowering professional women. She was the first female Editor-in-Chief of TV industry publication Broadcasting & Cable in its more than 80-year history.
Grego parlayed her network and knowledge as a TV business journalist to launch her consulting company Melinc (mel-link) in 2015, with a mission to promote equality in media and entertainment. Melinc now owns and operates the off-the-record conference series for women of media, entertainment and tech, Keynotes & Cocktails, which Grego founded while at B&C.
She previously held top leadership positions at The Hollywood Reporter, where she led the integration of the print and digital editorial staffs as Editor of THR.com, and TelevisionWeek, where she launched her interview column Mel’s Diner. Before that, Grego covered TV as a reporter for Variety. Earlier in her career she wrote for young women’s magazines including YM, Jump and All About You.
She has provided expert commentary on such outlets as CNBC, CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel. Grego was also a special correspondent for the nationally syndicated TV show “Extra” and hosted and produced video reports for THR.com and Billboard.com. A frequent public speaker, she’s lectured at UCLA and regularly moderates panels and Q&As with TV and media industry figures around the world.