Melanie Sill Vice President of Content

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Melanie Sill is KPCC's Vice President of Content.

Sill served as the station's Executive Editor from 2012 to July 2014, supervising the staffs that produce KPCC’s news and feature content for all platforms: broadcast, web, mobile, social media and live events.

Before she joined Southern California Public Radio in April , Sill held the top editing jobs at the Sacramento Bee, where she was editor and senior vice president for news from 2007 through 2011, and at The News & Observer of Raleigh, where she spent the last five years of her 25-year tenure as executive editor and senior vice president. As projects editor, she directed the 1995 series “Boss Hog,” for which The N&O won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service in 1996.

After leaving the Bee in 2011, Sill was named Journalism Executive in Residence at USC Annenberg, where she authored a discussion paper, “The Case for Open Journalism Now,” published by the Annenberg Innovation Lab. She is a current board member for the (California) First Amendment Coalition and an advisory board member for the California Health Care Foundation’s Center for Health Reporting. In the past, she served on the boards of the American Society of News Editors and Poynter.

Born in Nebraska and raised in Waipahu, Hawaii, Sill earned her journalism degree at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard in 1993-94. Along with journalism, she loves music, gardening, the outdoors and exploring Southern California.

Stories by Melanie Sill

Alex Cohen named 89.3 KPCC's 'Morning Edition' host

The veteran journalist and host will become KPCC's first morning voice as the station sharpens its focus on news; A Martínez will host a new one-hour "Take Two," which will be followed by "AirTalk" and "Fresh Air."

Listen to this: More families are the face of LA homelessness

Amid the economic recovery, an unprecedented number of SoCal parents with jobs, children in school and families are slipping into homelessness.

Democracy isn't a spectator sport. Have you got a game plan?

Join the crowd that knows democracy and voting are fun and rewarding. KPCC has you covered with the Voter Game Plan and more.

KPCC now airing investigative series 'Reveal' on Mondays

Reveal, a weekly public radio program from the Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX, is part of KPCC's broader expansion of accountability reporting.

How your support will make a difference

America is in the midst of a presidential campaign that has torn up the usual script and opened up a crucial debate about our nation’s future. And Southern California Public Radio has been there for you every step of the way, offering special coverage, informed debate and independent, fact-based reporting from NPR, other public radio partners and our KPCC newsroom.

Officer Involved: KPCC launches investigation into police shootings in LA County

Our team obtained summaries from the L.A. district attorney, which investigates every use of lethal force by the county’s 45 law enforcement agencies.

KPCC joins California Counts public media partnership

By joining forces, KPCC and partners KQED, KPBS and Capital Public Radio aim to elevate Californians' voices in the election.