Melissa Gray is a senior producer for All Things Considered.
Gray got her start at Member station WUGA in Athens, GA. From there, she went on to report on arts and cultural stories for Peach State Public Radio in Atlanta. She joined NPR in 1999.
Years later, her determination to "learn how to really bake a damn good cake" led her to experiment on the All Things Considered staff. You can read all about it in her cookbook, All Cakes Considered. Melissa lives by this motto: "We have to make our own fun. Nobody else will make it for us."
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