About

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Melissa Hellmann

I’m a Seattle-based reporter who covers politics, law, health, tech, education and social justice issues. Although my reporting interests vary, I like to write character-driven stories that illuminate policies.

As a woman of color who has reported globally, my multicultural perspective has granted me access to underrepresented communities everywhere I’ve lived. Over the past five years, I’ve written about domestic and international news for a range of publications including The Associated Press, TIME, The Christian Science Monitor, NPR, YES! Magazine, Time Out, SF Weekly and many others.

I’m also a recent graduate from U.C. Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, where I focused on long-form writing and honing my multimedia skills.