Felicia Mello

Felicia Mello

Felicia Mello is an award-winning, multimedia journalist who has contributed stories to The Washington Post, The Nation, NPR, and CNN’s Parts Unknown, among others. She comes to CALmatters from Las Vegas, where she built the digital team at Vegas Seven magazine and served as the Nevada reporter for the Center for Public Integrity’s State Integrity Investigation. Prior to that, she edited a network of hyperlocal news websites in the Sacramento region for Patch.com. Felicia was a Kaiser Health Reporting Fellow at The Boston Globe, and formed part of the UC Berkeley team that garnered the 2006 George Polk Award for Radio Reporting. A native Californian, she holds a master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley and speaks fluent Spanish. She's part country girl, part city slicker, so Sacramento suits her just fine.


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