As director of media relations for the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals, Melinda Krigel is responsible for strategic media relations for both the Oakland and San Francisco children’s hospital campuses. Melinda’s path to UCSF includes extensive experience in journalism and media relations management. She was communications director for the Oakland campus before joining the University Relations team. She has also worked in a variety of capacities in television news including national field producer and media relations manager for CNN; executive producer and managing editor at KGO-TV, and assignment manager and political producer at KRON-TV. Melinda holds degrees from Duke University (BA, Psychology) and University of Colorado at Boulder (MA, Communications).