Melanie is a general assignment reporter based in Cherry Hill. She joined the Inquirer in March 2000 as an Education Reporter. She spent five years on the Editorial Board. She previously worked for the Associated Press as a newsperson and correspondent covering five counties in South Jersey.
Dr. William King was turned away when he tried to get staff privileges at Underwood-Memorial Hospital in the 1960s. When he retired decades later, he was begged to stay. Dr. King made history as the first black doctor at the hospital and opened his own medical practice in Woodbury.