Melissa Gray is a senior producer for Weekend Edition.
She got her start in public radio at WUGA in Athens, Georgia. Since joining NPR in 1999, she's written, produced, reported and edited thousands of stories and interviews. She's also directed all of the news magazines at one time or another.
Gray is known for her enthusiasm, wit and curiosity. She's especially proud of the Weekend Edition series "Outbreak Voices," which featured everyday Americans sharing their experiences during the first 2 years of the pandemic.
An avid reader, she contributes unfailingly to "Books We Love," and is also the author of "All Cakes Considered," a cookbook documenting the various experiments she conducted on the non-complaining staff of NPR's flagship news magazine.