I hope your visits to my website will leave you feeling like you’ve spent quality time with a friend. One who has been around a while and usually brings the past and the present together in her thinking and writing. One who believes that if you look closely enough you’ll always find connections between people, places and things. A friend who is thrilled to explore those connections and to experience the mystery of life’s “accidents.” Welcome!
Melba Tolliver is a distinguished journalist, writer and journalism teacher.
Tolliver’s contribution to broadcasting includes a morning show, news and entertainment specials, feature and public affairs programs, sports, political conventions, elections, town hall meetings, celebrity and interesting people profiles and documentaries.
Tolliver’s academic work includes writer-in residence at Pratt Institute, Brooklyn; adjunct instructor in journalism at the College of Old Westbury, Long Island, NY; and Howard R. Marsh Visiting Professor of Journalism at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan.
Tolliver holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Empire State College of the State University of New York and a nursing diploma from New York University-Bellevue, NYC.
Tolliver has served on the boards of the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in New York, the Empire State College Foundation, and the Institute for Student Achievement advisory board..
A longtime resident of Ft. Greene, Brooklyn, Tolliver moved to Lower Mt. Bethel Township, PA in 1994 and is currently at work on her memoir, Äccidental Anchorwoman: Chance, Choice and Change.”