Melinda Welsh was the founding editor of the Sacramento News & Review in 1989. She served there as editor-in-chief for most of the next two decades, including a six-year stint as executive editor of all three N&R newsweeklies in Sacramento, Chico (CA) and Reno (NV). She wrote extensively throughout her career and taught a Writing for Magazines class for many years. Welsh currently writes freelance articles and essays for publication, including three essays in 2015 and 2016 about her terminal cancer diagnosis for the Los Angeles Times.

Melinda was featured on a segment of the PBS Newshour in February 2017, which focused on the impact of immunotherapy on her cancer. View it here. 

Winner, First Place
Feature Writing–2014
“Return Of The Messenger”
California Newspaper Publishers Association