Melody Mercado: Evolution of Identity, Reporting, and Journalism

Melody Mercado: Evolution of Identity, Reporting, and Journalism

There’s A LOT going on in October, don’t you agree? From Breast Cancer Awareness Month to Mental Health Screening Month to spooky season, October covers it all. And did you know that National Hispanic Heritage Month ALSO falls in October?

Sam’s friend and old colleague Melody Mercado is a Des Moines City Government Reporter for the Des Moines Register and a proud Puerto Rican. *She’s the spice we needed for this early morning interview.*

We know that finding your identity can be challenging but we can’t wait for you to hear all that Melody has to say about:

  • Why she chose journalism as a career
  • Transitioning from television to print
  • How she grew into her Puerto Rican identity
  • Her connection to the most recent Bachelorette

Whether you’re wearing pink or green all month long or starting to gather your favorite Halloween candy, this conversation is one you’re to hear as National Hispanic Heritage Month gets wrapped up.

We’d love to continue connecting with you so tag us on Instagram @itsbingbang and @melody_ann_mercado and we can’t wait to hear from you!