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Chris Mele


I've been a journalist for 38 years and know my way around writing and editing on deadlines. I also understand the power of story-telling and narrative. As someone who has been both a reporter and editor, I also know what it's like to be on either side of the keyboard.

I've edited writing in many forms: books, columns, magazine-length pieces, breaking news, features, interviews, obituaries, culture, sports, investigations, etc. I am dedicated to clear communication that removes unnecessary "noise" and holds the attention of an audience.

I've worked as a reporter and editor in newsrooms in the Adirondacks of New York State (The Adirondack Daily Enterprise of Saranac Lake and The Press-Republican of Plattsburgh), in the Hudson Valley in New York (The Times Herald-Record of Middletown), and as an executive editor in Pennsylvania (The Pocono Record of Stroudsburg).

I joined the Metro copy desk of The New York Times in 2014 and I'm now the deputy weekend editor on The Times's breaking news desk, the Express Team. 

About Chris Mele: Bio
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