Christina Melton

Director of Special Projects, Louisiana Public Broadcasting

Christina Hendrick Melton has twenty five years of experience in television production and has been honored with several of the documentary world’s top honors including the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award for Excellence in Journalism, four CINE Golden Eagles, three Emmys, and an Edward R. Murrow Regional Award. Her 2011 film, “Turning the Tide,” earned her the Louisiana Conservationist of the Year award from the National Wildlife Federation. She is currently Director of Special Projects at Louisiana Public Broadcasting and her programs have broadcast nationally on PBS.

Her most recent work, “Deeply Rooted: John Coykendall’s Journey to Save Our Seeds and Stories,” will be nationally distributed in the Fall of 2017, and she is currently writing a companion book with John Coykendall for LSU Press.