As part of the ongoing expansion of Mid-Atlantic Media, which produces The Jewish Chronicle on behalf of the newspaper’s board and which recently entered into an agreement with the Jewish Exponent to produce that newspaper on behalf of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, Pittsburgh native Geoffrey W. Melada has been named interim editor of The Jewish Chronicle, effective immediately.
Melada will report to Editor-in-Chief Joshua Runyan, who also serves as editorial director of Mid-Atlantic Media.
Melada, editor-in-chief of Washington Jewish Week, is an award-winning journalist who began his career in 2000 as a reporter for the Exponent. He has written extensively for multiple publications, including Philadelphia and Pittsburgh magazines.
He earned a bachelor’s of arts degree in English from Haverford College and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. He also has a Juris Doctor from the Duquesne University School of Law.
Melada is licensed to practice law in three states and enjoyed a career as a Pittsburgh prosecutor and white-collar criminal defense attorney before taking the helm of Washington Jewish Week in 2014.