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photo-1.jpgSaskia de Melker is a Peabody award winning broadcast and multimedia producer. She reports and writes feature stories on a wide range of issues including criminal justice, the environment, and public health for the public television program PBS NewsHour Weekend and the public radio station New England Public Radio. Previously, she worked for several years as a broadcast producer for PBS NewsHour in Washington D.C. with a focus on reporting on climate change and as a freelance radio journalist based in Beirut, Lebanon. For her role reporting throughout Europe in 2015 for the Newshour series Desperate Journey, on the refugee and migrant crisis facing Europe, de Melker was awarded a Peabody Award the following year.

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