• Melody Taylor is the executive producer of Morning Express with Robin Meade, the signature daily news show on HLN (CNN Headline News), overseeing its 20 hours of weekly news programming.

    In her seven years at CNN based in Atlanta, Taylor rose through the ranks of the company at HLN and CNN International, starting first as producer before serving as a senior producer, then executive producer of Weekend Express. In September 2018, she took the helm of Morning Express.

    Taylor has served as lead producer/executive producer for several of the network's biggest breaking news stories and specials over the years. She has led network coverage on several big events including rolling coverage of COVID-19, the inauguration of President Trump, the death of Aretha Franklin, Harry and Meghan's Royal Wedding, as well as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.

    Before joining CNN in July 2012, Taylor was a news producer at the CBS affiliate KHOU-TV in Houston. From 2003-2009, she served as a producer at the Charlotte, NC affiliate station WCNC-TV. She began her news career at WRGB-TV (CBS) in Albany, NY.

    Taylor studied broadcast journalism at the University of Texas at Austin She is a former president of the Charlotte Area Association of Black Journalists and a member of NABJ. She lives in Atlanta with her husband and two sons.