About Melissa Summers

A freelance writer based in New Jersey, Melissa Summers spent 11 years at the National Desk of CNN World Headquarters. She also worked on the Assignment Desk at CBS Atlanta before returning to New Jersey as a News 12 New Jersey Planning and Assignment Editor.

Her work at CNN earned her a National Emmy in 2002, followed by Peabody Awards for Hurricane Katrina coverage in 2005 and Presidential Election coverage in 2008.

She earned her BA from James Madison University.

 

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