Melody Hunter-Pillion is a journalist, historian, teacher, traveler, and public servant. Melody has worked as a broadcast journalist and media relations professional whose career spans video, writing, public relations, news, health care, higher education, and travel.
Melody never selects a travel destination without first exploring its history. As a native North Carolinian, she is still fascinated by the history she discovers about her home state and also places abroad. While earning her Master’s at Duke University, Melody began to develop a deeper appreciation for history.
Melody crafted stories about state employees in North Carolina while serving as Director of Communications in the North Carolina Office of State Human Resources with the Office of the Governor. She also continued her work in higher education as a communications leader at Duke University and a Lecturer in Journalism at N.C. State University.
Melody is currently a doctoral student in North Carolina State University’s Public History program. She serves as media advisor for the North Carolina Freedom Park Board, a consultant for the North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and freelance writer for Duke Magazine. Melody has created a gallery of history videos for the North Carolina Museum of History. She has collected oral histories regarding climate change in Puerto Rico and eastern North Carolina.