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Multimedia Journalist | TV Host | Media Entrepreneur

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Check out Melissa’s Latest Stories Covering Culture, Politics, Travel & More Across the Caribbean & Diaspora.

Black Excellence Beyond Borders: FABA Fest is the Turn Up for HBCU Alumni We Didn’t Know We Needed

Exploring Grenada’s Jab Jab Tradition:  A Simple of Black Expression & Liberation

“Who She Found In The Looking Glass” Explores Concepts Of Self-Identity With Black Women As The Artists And Muses

For A Taste Of The Caribbean Just Go To Brooklyn

Meet Melissa Noel

 Melissa Noel is an award-winning journalist, on-camera host and content producer with proven impact at the intersections of media, sustainable travel and social justice. As a television correspondent and multimedia reporter, Melissa covers breaking news and feature stories across the United States, Caribbean region and West Africa. Melissa is a contributing reporter to Huffpost.com and Essence.com. Her work has also been featured on NBC News.com, LonelyPlanet.com, Google Arts & Culture, One Caribbean Television, CBS News USVI, Caribbean Beat Magazine, theGrio.com, Ebony Magazine, ABC News’ “Good Morning America” and “World News Tonight”.

Mel&N Media Group

Mel&N Media is a strategic communications and brand development company.  We provide media consulting services centered on key partnerships, press exposure and live event production. We also provide hosting and news correspondent services across television, print and digital media platform. 

Mel& N Media specializes helping brands diversify their representation and coverage of the African Diaspora. Our work is informed by research and enhanced with experience and creativity. 

The company was founded by award-winning journalist and media entrepreneur, Melissa Noel whose distinguished career across the media industry has resulted long-term key partnerships across the United States and the Caribbean.


“I am truly impressed by Melissa’s dedication to providing diverse and nuanced coverage of the African Diaspora.  Melissa’s tenacity, sharp reporting skills and passion for ensuring that her work contributes to more diverse coverage of the African diaspora, has made her a true asset to the newsrooms she contributes to as a freelance multimedia journalist. “

Chandelis Duster

-Breaking News Reporter, CNN Politics

“Melissa is an extraordinarily multi-faceted and talented journalist with an incredible work ethic and an admirable passion for storytelling, particularly about the contribution of the Diaspora. She is very good natured, unbelievably humble, exceedingly efficient, has a great attitude, and importantly, is never afraid to use her initiative to find the most compelling human stories that appeal to the soul. “

Johnson Johnrose

-Caribbean Tourism Organization

“Melissa produces quality and innovative stories, which actively inform and expand the ways in which we see and discuss the African Diaspora. In particular, her dedication to reporting stories on the Caribbean Diaspora has shown true diligence. Both written and visual components of her work exemplify her keen reporter observations and ability to go from covering issues of social justice to pop culture and the many topics in between with ease.”

Amber Payne

Founding Editor, NBCBLK.com

“Melissa is easily one of the hardest working, most knowledgeable people I know in news production. She is the real deal– she shoots, edits, and writes at a skill level beyond her years. Melissa, as an on-air talent is a natural, relatable, yet authoritative delivery. She truly is an extraordinary journalist and an asset to any media organization she joins. “

Krystal Hyman

-Cornerstone Jamaica 

Book Melissa To Host or Speak at Your Next Conference, Workshop or Event.

Melissa has addressed organizations, schools and conferences as a keynote speaker, panelist, host and workshop presenter at venues across the United States and internationally.

She has also reported from over 35 countries on four continents producing content for major television and digital platforms as well as travel brands and tourism boards.

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Destination Diaspora is a storytelling platform that explores the impact of the African Diaspora through food, music and language. Viewers will uncover little known stories that show how Black people are connected globally, discover new destinations and have a front-row seat as Black people around the world continue to reconnect with their roots. Destinations include Barbados, Guyana, The Bahamas, Grenada, New Orleans, Ghana, Miami and more as we highlight our stories during the final two years of the International Decade For People of African Descent.

Check Out More Episodes on Destination Diaspora Covering Travel & News Stories Across the Caribbean & Africa