• News reporter with education, business and industry, manufacturing, health care, local government and non-profit publication experience.

  • Meeting and event coverage as well as professional features and profiles.

  • Relationship builder.

  • Take assignments from initial award to completion with research, fact and data gathering including sourcing and live, phone or email interviews.

  • Current clients include Bucks County Herald, Lehigh Valley Business and Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce.

  • My work has appeared in print and online in Advertising Specialty Institute publications Stitches and Advantages, The Morning Call, The Intelligencer, The Express-Times/Lehigh Valley Live, The Philadelphia Business Journal, Lehigh Valley Style, Pennsylvania Magazine, Advance for Nurses.


  • Deadline and assignment driven to create best content on time and on budget.



For professional references please contact:


  • Bill Kline, assigning editor, LVB contact at billk@lvb.com

  •  Joe Wingert, Bucks County Herald, publisher, at jgwingert@buckscountyherald.com

  • Tara King, executive director at Upper Bucks Chamber of Commerce at tking@ubcc.org.

Capability Statement

Melinda Rizzo Writer

215.529.9845 mbrizzo@verizon.net