and thank you for visiting my digital newsroom. Your support allows me to research public issues that usually go unnoticed by U.S. mainstream media. These would-be stories aren’t sexy enough to get coverage – but they are essential to our well-being. So, I ask questions that are overlooked and search for information that gives us a behind-the-scenes look at how the policy affects our wallets, health, and everyday life.
Storytelling is my passion and the best form of expression. I began my publishing career early, having worked in the marketing department of two major publishing houses. It wasn’t until the mid 90s, however, did I get a chance to hone my writing skills in broadcast journalism.
I am a veteran print & broadcast journalist and worked as a news anchor, reporter, and newscast executive producer for a CBS network affiliate and a Clear Channel Communications (now, iHeartMedia, Inc.) radio station in the Ohio Valley. I’ve written and produced several documentaries for Radio and TV, including several news segments for CBS “48 Hours” news magazine. My print work has appeared in EBONY Magazine, Ogden Newspapers, Office of Justice Programs’ In-Sites Magazine, Chicago Citizen Newspaper, et al.
I continue to tell stories that amplify public issues. And I also write creative nonfiction and fiction that take my readers on adventures that whisk them from the ordinary into the extraordinary.
CREATING LIFE THROUGH THE MAGIC OF WORDS ~ Mel Hopkins