Mallory Saleson is a communication and media specialist with extensive experience as a broadcast journalist.
Saleson began her journalism career at Voice of America. From overnight shift news writer, she moved on to domestic reporter, then foreign correspondent, and finally to newsroom deputy director with responsibility for more than 50 correspondents across the globe. She covered a broad range of issues over nearly two decades at VOA in Washington, D.C., Europe, and southern Africa, reporting first-hand some of the most compelling stories of our time.
Saleson tacked to the private sector, first as head of corporate communications for a listed South African financial services company and later as a strategic communications consultant. She still stayed close to her roots: she freelanced articles for South Africa’s Financial Mail news magazine, taught journalism workshops, and wrote a cook book geared to leisurely entertaining. She transitioned again, this time into international development communications for the World Bank Group, where she held senior positions in South Africa and Washington. Saleson is currently executive editor for Hi Rise Network, a new communications platform connecting people working in high-rise office buildings.
She earned a MSc. in Journalism from Boston University’s School of Public Communication and a BA in Russian Studies from University of Wisconsin.