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Todd Melby

Member since 2001


  • Minneapolis, MN

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  • Editing
  • Producing
  • Recording
  • Reporting

About Todd

Todd Melby is a reporter and podcast producer at American Public Media. He's working on "In Deep," a new podcast that uncovers hidden stories about water, how we bring it into our lives, use its nutrients, and sometimes, pollute the hell out of it. In 2021, "A Lot Can Happen in the Middle of Nowhere: The Untold Story of the Making of Fargo" will be published by MNHS Press. In 2016, he co-produced "We Don't Talk Like That: 'Fargo' and the Midwest Psyche." From 2012-2015, he led Black Gold Boom, a public media project documenting North Dakota's oil boom. He's won five national journalism prizes, including a pair of Edward R. Murrow awards.

Todd's Portfolio



  • Field Producing
  • Field Recording
  • Interviewing
  • Mentoring
  • Mixing
  • Producing
  • Story Editing
  • Tape Syncs


  • Pro Tools
  • Specialized mics