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.
She is known for her dynamic stories which raise awareness of underreported national and global issues and center on the Global Black Diaspora. 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”.
Her stories on culture, race, travel, immigration, climate change and mental health, actively inform and expand the ways in which we see, discuss and report on the experiences of the African Diaspora
During her tenure as a contributing reporting to NBCNews.com, Melissa reported and produced two innovative and award-winning story series, ‘Black and Undocumented’ centered on the legal battles of undocumented Black immigrants in the U.S. and ‘Love In A Barrel’ about Jamaica’s ‘Barrel Children’, Caribbean migration and mental health.