Melissa Arnold

Features Reporter and Copy Editor

Stony Brook, NY

Melissa Arnold

Features enthusiast. Copy editor. Social media consultant. Former health reporter and section editor. Catholic. Eternal optimist. Bookworm. Musician.


Melissa Arnold

I'm a Long Island-based Jersey girl with a passion for good storytelling and meeting new people. I fell in love with journalism because of its capacity to make a real, lasting difference in the community. That may sound idealistic, but for me, it's the most gratifying part of being a journalist.



  • Mac and Windows systems
  • Social media
  • Basic HTML
  • CCI NewsGate
  • Microsoft Office
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Soundslides
  • Audacity
  • Garageband
  • iMovie
  • InDesign
  • Quark