• Melissa Mahtani is a multimedia producer for CNN's award winning digital team producing, writing and creating content for the entire network.

    In addition to writing breaking news stories and feature articles for CNN, Mahtani hosts 'Facebook Live' interviews with key influencers, including Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, self-described 'fat femme yogi' Jesamyn Stanley and on board the USS Intrepid for Fleet Week. Her role connects the traditional world of TV with digital, pushing programming across all platforms and worldwide. She also plays a key role in designing the social strategy around special events including bespoke CNN Town Halls, CNN Heroes and the United Nations General Assembly.

    Mahtani previously worked on numerous shows as a television news producer for CNN including 'Fareed Zakaria GPS,' 'Reliable Sources,' 'Erin Burnett Out Front' and "The World Right Now with Hala Gorani." Most recently she lead the New York launch of the morning business show 'CNNMoney with Maggie Lake,' managing a team spread across three cities. Mahtani has also field produced for major international events and produced special content for CNNI, including a special half-hour show on the crisis in Syria.

    Mahtani has lived and worked in Zambia, UK, France, Spain and Italy. She brings more than 12 years international experience in producing content for major broadcasters including CNN, CNBC, France 24 and ITN on a wide variety of platforms.

    Mahtani received a bachelor of arts from King's College London and a postgraduate diploma from London School of Journalism.