Melanie Young

New York City, NY USA

Professional Experience

A versatile writer who can spin a story from anything, I am passionate about women's health issues, food and nutrition, healthy lifestyle, home and travel. I have written about food, wine and travel for many years both as a freelancer and as a former owner of my own PR company. Please check out my work on either or I am a Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach and Patient Navigator and author of two books, Getting Things Off My Chest: A Survivor's Guide To Staying Fearless & Fabulous in the Face of Breast Cancer (2014 International Book Award and 2014 USA Best Book Awards Winner- Cancer Health) and Fearless Fabulous You! Lessons on Living Life on Your Terms (2015 International Book Award Finalist- Self-Help/Motivation) I also host two national iHeart Radio shows: "Fearless Fabulous You! "(for women) and "The Connected Table LIVE!" (food, wine and spirits).


20 Years
Book Author
3 Years
20 Years


20 Years
Other, Specify
10 Years
4 Years


Newspaper - Local/Regional
10 Years
PR (firm) - Small to mid-sized corp. clients
25 Years
Online/new media
4 Years

Total Media Industry Experience

20 Years

Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs) (1-2), (3-5), (6-10), (1-2), (1-2), Cedar Fort Publishing (1-2), Breast Cancer Wellness Magazine (1-2)

Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)

Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits (10+), The Connected Table (10+)

Other Work History

IHeart Radio, Chattanooga News Free Press

Computer Skills

WORD, PPT, Excel


Podcasts and Vblogs


on request


2014 International Book Award- Cancer Health 2014 USA Best Book Award- Cancer Health 2015 International Book Award Finalist- Self help/Motivation



Melanie Young served as the director of the James Beard Foundation Awards from 1990 to 2006. She shares for the first time her backstage view working to launch and build the culinary industry's most prestigious honors.
The abundance of yellow squash in the farmers market made me nostalgic for my mother's squash pudding


Winner of the 2014 International Book Award and USA Best Book Award for Cancer Topics, Getting Things Off My Chest helps newly diagnosed women navigate their breast cancer journey with survivor tips, expert insight, helpful questions to ask and handy checklists to guide you.


Melanie travels to Spain to taste wine and discovers the best gin & tonic as well


In this feature article I discuss my own breast cancer diagnosis and how lifestyle choices can reduce your risk.


Stay Fearless and Fabulous at every age and stage of your life with Melanie's Five Pathways To Transform Your Life: Recharge, Release, Reconnect, Reframe, Reclaim. 2015 International Book Award Finalist for Self Help/Motivation