Mallory Saleson

Mallory Saleson

Mallory Saleson


Mallory Saleson is a veteran broadcast journalist and media and communication specialist.

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. She reported first-hand some of the most compelling stories of our time, including the anti-apartheid uprising in South Africa that led to Nelson Mandela's walk to freedom and the first democratic elections in the country. 

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. 



Courses Taught

Writing Across the Media

Political Journalism

International Reporting

News Writing and Reporting

Feature Writing

Free Speech and Ethics

PR Campaigns



MSc., Journalism -- Boston University 

BA, Russian Studies -- University of Wisconsin

In the Media

Foreign Press Correspondents Talk: with Professor Mallory Saleson