The importance of telling authentic caribbean stories with Melissa Noel on Carry On Friends Podcast

Ep 53: The Importance of Telling Authentic Caribbean Stories with Melissa Noel

Melissa Noel is an award-winning, Guyanese-American multimedia journalist based in the New York City area. She produces video as well as print and online stories for NBCBLK on, Voices of NY, Ebony Magazine and Caribbean Beat Magazine. Melissa is also a freelance television reporter and host for several Caribbean focused networks.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in broadcast journalism from Howard University and a Master of Arts degree in journalism from The City University of New York (CUNY) Graduate School of Journalism, where she specialized in broadcast media and international reporting.

Both domestically and internationally, Melissa is dedicated to researching, writing, producing, and editing news stories that center on the experiences and critical issues impacting Caribbean and minority communities. In this episode Melissa shares the importance of telling authentic Caribbean and cultural stories in media.


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Kerry-Ann Reid-Brown is Founder & host of Carry On Friends one of the first podcasts dedicated to the Caribbean American Experience. She is leading the way for Caribbean Podcast as the founder of Breadfruit Media, the first Caribbean podcast production company; and founder of the Caribbean Podcast Directory a place to discover podcasts by people of Caribbean Heritage.