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About Melissa Walker

Melissa Walker is a media consultant and freelance writer, editor and researcher. She has more than a decade of experience in the media field as a journalist. She has extensive background in the areas of city, county and state government, school district operations, education and politics. Most recently, Melissa spent six years at the Des Moines Register as a reporter on the metro desk, where she was an award-winning journalist. She also has worked as a copy editor, reporter, stringer and editor at a variety of weekly and daily Midwest newspapers.

Since 2009, Melissa has operated her own media consulting and freelance business, MW Media Consultants LLC. Her freelance clients include a variety of print media organizations, online news services, magazines and nonprofit groups. In addition, she offers consulting services and advises clients on how best to interact with the media and pitch stories.










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