Melissa Grego is CEO of Hollywood Radio & Television Society (HRTS), the leading television and media networking, education and career development association.
HRTS maintains a 70-year tradition of providing an unparalleled forum for fostering conversation and community through regularly scheduled member events, a thriving mentorship program and other initiatives in Los Angeles and New York City. Upon her appointment in October 2017, Grego became the first female executive to lead the non-profit organization.
Prior to HRTS, Grego parlayed her network and knowledge as a longtime media business journalist to launch her consulting practice, Melinc, where she launched and executive produced TV and media industry conferences such as Next TV Summit and TV Data Summit, as well as the ‘Keynotes & Cocktails: Women of the West’ and ‘Women of NY’ conferences she founded.
Among her journalism roles, Grego was the first female Editor-in-Chief of the TV industry publication Broadcasting & Cable. Grego also has held editorial leadership positions at The Hollywood Reporter and TVWeek and was a staff reporter covering TV at Variety.
Grego has provided expert commentary for a variety of news outlets including: CNBC, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, Fox News Channel and was also a special correspondent for the entertainment news program Extra. She has lectured at UCLA and University of Southern California and regularly moderates panels and Q&As with TV and media industry figures around the world.