melanie berliet

Mélanie is a senior media executive, author, and producer with 15 years experience creating, producing, and publishing original content across digital, print, television, and radio platforms for Fortune 500 companies.

She is currently the General Manager of The Spruce, a Dotdash and IAC lifestyle publication with 30 million monthly uniques. The Spruce is the fastest growing website in its category, according to Comscore.

Prior to joining Dotdash, Mélanie was a Partner and the Chief Editorial Director at Thought Catalog. She also worked as a producer and writer for brands including MTV, Vanity Fair, Elle, Cosmopolitan, New York Magazine, the Atlantic, Pacific Standard, Esquire, Playboy, Women’s Health, HuffPost, the Daily Beast, the New York Observer, and iHeartRadio.

Mélanie’s writing, which is best described as immersive, experiential, or gonzo journalism, has appeared in dozens of publications. Many of her features have gone viral, and she is frequently invited to discuss her work and her unique investigative approach on national television. As a producer, Mélanie consulted on MTV’s hit unscripted show, The Buried Life. She also created and sold several original unscripted formats for the web and television.

But none of the above, PR-friendly word barf says much about who Mélanie is as a person. For the billions completely uninterested in the topic of Mélanie as a person, that’s all well and good. But Mélanie’s ego won’t allow her to discount the possibility that there’s at least one human out there aching to know more. In the name of revealing something you might not already know from reading her memoir and all of the first-person stories chronicling her journalistic endeavors, here are Mélanie’s responses to the Proust Questionnaire, and her answers to a few frequently asked questions.