Melissa Troutman

Investigative Journalist/ Filmmaker
Public Herald

Melissa Troutman ( began investigating shale gas extraction as a newspaper reporter in her hometown of Coudersport, Pennsylvania before joining editor Joshua Pribanic to co-found the investigative news nonprofit Public Herald and create the feature-length documentary Triple Divide. She has experience as a traditional print and multimedia journalist with a flare for photography and teaching as well as songwriting, narration and performance.

As Executive Director of Public Herald, Melissa develops programming, coordinates Members, procures and manages funding, and also serves as editor and reporter herself. As a journalist, Melissa strives to unearth, or sometimes dust off and reorganize, meaningful stories that are valuable to all readers. You can follow her on twitter @melissat22.

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