Melissa Bykofsky

Melissa Bykofsky, Executive Editor
Title: Editorial Director, Trends & Features
Education: Binghamton University, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY
Location: New York, NY
Expertise: Parenting, Journalism

Melissa Bykofsky is the Editorial Director of Trends and Features at Parents. She oversees the site's digital packages and guides on important topics impacting parents and families, including maternal mortality rates and the mental load of parenting. Melissa lives in New York City and is mom to an energetic 2-year-old.


Melissa has been on the Parents team since 2017 and was previously an editor at Woman's Day, Redbook, and Marie Claire. She is also a journalism instructor at her alma mater, Binghamton University.


Melissa graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English literature from Binghamton University. She was also inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

Melissa earned her Master's in journalism from Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

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