Melissa Long is an Emmy award winning journalist pursuing her passion for entrepreneurship as a founding member of Ground News.
Prior to the world of startups, she served as an anchor/reporter with Atlanta’s NBC station. Earlier in her career, Melissa was a correspondent for Bloomberg TV based in Hong Kong, Sydney and New York. She was previously an anchor/reporter with CNN, HLN and CNN.com.
Melissa graduated magna cum laude from Syracuse University with an undergraduate degree in journalism and policy studies and was awarded an MBA from the University of Rochester.
She has completed journalism fellowships through RIAS, The East-West Center, United Nations Foundation and National Press Foundation. Melissa is a 2017 graduate of Leadership Atlanta and has served as a mentor through Techstars.
Melissa lives in Atlanta with her husband and two young children.