Melissa Evans has been a journalist since 1997. She currently serves as the executive editor of the Long Beach Post, an online only publication in Long Beach, and the Long Beach Business Journal. Previously, she was the city editor of the Long Beach Press-Telegram.
Prior to that, she worked as a reporter for 15 years, covering a range of beats including healthcare, religion, local government and sports. She’s been all over the state and on both coasts, working for publications including the Oakland Tribune (now called the East Bay Times), the Santa Barbara News-Press, the Lowell Sun and the Daily Breeze.
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.