Melinda Rizzo Writer

mbrizzo@verizon.net ~ 215.529.9845 home office ~ 215.896.5565 cell
 
I bring curiosity, commitment, a keen eye for the details and passion for storytelling to every project. As a reporter, I know how to find sources, take interviews and ask questions that get to the heart of a story, or uncover something fresh and new about a topic. With field, interview, research and events coverage experience, I have what it takes to bring results and do the job right. 
Talk to Melinda, she gets the job done, Jason Wehrung, president Wehrung's Lumber & Home Center, Ottsville, PA
Melinda has always been a very innovative, creative person in all that she does. She shows great integrity in all her business dealings, and I would highly recommend her to anyone that may need her services, Heather McFadden, Realtor and Associate
Broker, Morganelli Properties, Hellertown, PA 
 

Let's do this

Melinda is a terrific contributor to our newspaper, covering local meetings and events that competing publications do not write about. She also contributes to a number of organizations such as the Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce. She's a pleasure to work with and a great asset to anyone who retains her services, Joe Wingert, Publisher, Bucks County Herald, Lahaska, PA

When I asked Melinda Rizzo to join us as a freelance contractor two years ago, I remember telling her she was on my short list of people I wanted to work with. The relationship was a first for both of us as UBCC had never had a regular contractor out of the house working in a hybrid situation – remotely from home with access to our email and database. Melinda handles our content and directory with passion and excitement, brings fresh ideas to the table, advocates for our region and is fierce about her work and its larger impact on our community and beyond. She is self-directed, responsive and proactive. I know when I give Melinda a job, she’ll get it done on time and on budget, Tara King retired executive director Upper Bucks County Chamber of Commerce, Quakertown, PA

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In my professional capacity as Director of Communications at the Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation, where I often served as a source for Melinda or helped her obtain sources or information for her stories, I have always found her to be a very diligent and hard-working reporter whose stories were often detail-oriented and always accurate. She always showed a solid understanding of whatever topic she was reporting on, and I never had to fear that anyone from our organization would be misquoted or misrepresented in her stories. She is a strong writer and a fine journalist, Colin McEvoy, Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation director of communications, Allentown, PA