Melissa Macaya is a three-time Emmy-nominated multimedia journalist who has produced digital and on-air content for national and international audiences at CNN, The Washington Post, Univision and NBC News.
Melissa currently serves as the Morning Coverage Editor for live video and breaking news at The Washington Post. In her role, she produces video stories to accompany digital reporting, spearheads and oversees The Post's live coverage of news events and develops strategies to broaden the reach of The Post's video journalism across content-sharing platforms. She leads cross-departmental communication around daily video content, and executes multimedia live coverage of news events happening at the White House, Capitol Hill and federal agencies in Washington. She works alongside video and section editors to spot trending visual social stories that will resonate with the Post’s digital audience and engage new audiences. Prior to this role, she led the the Post's evening breaking news video team, and covered the 2018 midterm election and more than 30 major breaking news events including the Parkland school shooting.
Melissa joined The Washington Post in 2017 from CNN, where she produced a daily political show for CNN en Español that aired across Latin America and led the network's Washington bureau digital coverage. She was part of the "Voto Latino" political production team that covered the 2016 presidential campaign from Washington and the field. Before working at CNN, Melissa was a fellow with the NBC News Washington bureau and worked with the Univision affiliate in Austin. Melissa has a Master’s in journalism from Georgetown University's School of Continuing Studies and serves as Region 3 Director of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ), an organization that aims to increase the representation and influence of Hispanics in the news industry. Melissa was born and raised in Venezuela, and is passionate about amplifying stories about the U.S. Hispanic community and Latin American region.