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Melinda Davenport

 

Melinda Davenport is an Emmy award-winning executive leading a team of proactive communicators at Facebook. She is a former news anchor for WISN 12 News, the ABC station in Milwaukee, honored by the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association for Best Personality - Social & Digital Media.

Davenport obtained a Master's Degree in Corporate and Organizational Communication from Northeastern University in Boston, and a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from The University of Houston.

She also serves as an Adjunct Professor for Marquette University and the Community College System of New Hampshire and is a member of the National Association of Business Communicators (IABC).

Melinda Davenport

STRATEGIC COMMUNICATIONS EXECUTIVE

Twitter:

@TheMelindaD

 

Email:

Melinda@MelindaDavenport.com

 

Location:

San Francisco, CA

Awards:
  • 40 Under 40 Award RecipientMilwaukee Business Journal

  • Emmy Award-Winner, National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

  • Best Digital Personality, Wisconsin Broadcasters Association

EXPERIENCE
 
2019-2020

Head of Marketing & Communications

KAIROS POWER

Key member of leadership team charged with strengthening brand and reputation while managing marketing and communications strategy. Participates in the strategic planning process through development of company-wide goals with a focus on how communications can improve company’s competitive position.

2011-2019

News Anchor

HEARST TELEVISION, INC.

Launched successful new midday broadcast at WISN 12. Coach and mentor journalists and producers, serve as Executive Producer for show's content. Participate in numerous community and local outreach events to engage community.

2010-2011

News Anchor/Reporter

WCAX-TV

Journalist responsible for delivering breaking news to Vermont, New Hampshire, Montreal as CBS affiliate for the region. Provided strategic and tactical guidance for all social media channels.

2009-2010

Senior External Communications Specialist

KELLOGG, BROWN & ROOT

Managed proactive strategic media relations plan throughout global organization, while implementing annual communications campaign. Manage press release and monthly media analysis output.

2007-2009

Associate

TOWERS PERRIN

Worked with client leadership to identify vision, set priorities and manage communication needs for Fortune 500 companies. Ensured campaigns remained focused and effective.

2005-2008

Freelance Writer

THE NEW YORK TIMES COMPANY

Produced original news stories published on the About.com Houston website regarding educational, relevant topics of interest to Houstonians and others interested in learning about the city.

EDUCATION
 
Master's Degree

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, BOSTON

Master of Science, Corporate and Organizational Communication

Bachelor's Degree

THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

Bachelor of Arts, Journalism

Certificate

THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON

Corporate Entrepreneurship & Global Business

VOLUNTEERISM
 
SKILLS
 

MEDIA RELATIONS

CHANGE MANAGEMENT

TEAM BUILDING & TRAINING

PR STRATEGY

CRISIS MANAGEMENT

EXECUTIVE COACHING

EXPERTISE
 
STRATEGIC COMMUNICATION

Accomplished, trusted communications professional with deep experience creating effective programs that resonate with target audiences.

TEAM LEADER

Performance driven, multilingual team builder who consistently takes on challenging projects and drives significant ROI. Strategic thinker who has eye on the big picture, but also focused on tactical execution.

COLLEGE PROFESSOR

College instructor with experience teaching Organizational Communication, Small Group Communication, Media Ethics, Advanced Journalism, Media Writing, Intro to Film, Critical Thinking, Intro to Public Speaking and Intercultural Communication.

 
CONTACT MELINDA

Melinda Davenport

AWARD-WINNING STRATEGIC COMMUNICATOR

Twitter:

@TheMelindaD

 

Email:

melinda@melindadavenport.com

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