Melissa Bell

co-founder and publisher Vox

Melissa Bell is the co-founder and publisher of Vox, the genre-defining cultural affairs publication that reaches millions of people across its award-winning podcasts, television shows, digital video platforms and website.

Melissa previously oversaw all the editorial networks at Vox Media, the parent company of its flagship brand Vox, as well as its other publications SB Nation, Eater, The Verge, Curbed, Recode, and Polygon. In 2019 and 2021, Melissa helped to negotiate the acquisitions and mergers with New York Magazine and Group Nine, before stepping back in 2022 to focus on Vox Media’s news division. Vox Media is the fastest growing modern media company known for its standout technology, high-fidelity advertising, and editorial networks that go deeper into the topics passionate people care about most.

Melissa has been named one of the Most Connected Women by Marie Claire, Most Powerful Women in Washington by the Washingtonian, and a top media Changemaker by Digiday.

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