Melissa Evans has been a journalist for 22 years. She currently serves as the managing editor of the Long Beach Post, an online only publication in Long Beach. Previously, she was the city editor of the Long Beach Press-Telegram.
Prior to that, she worked for 15 years as a reporter at the Oakland Tribune (now called the East Bay Times), and on the East Coast and in Southern California. She primarily covered religion, along with other topics including health, government and crime.
She has won numerous awards and edited projects that recently earned honors from the California Newspaper Publishers Association. She has a master’s degree in theology from Loyola Marymount University and a bachelor’s degree in journalism from San Diego State University and has completed numerous fellowships in journalism.