Melissa Milios Davis (Gates Family Foundation) has served as Director of the Colorado Media Project since January 2020. She provides day-to-day leadership for CMP’s strategy and funding portfolio. She is a former print, online, and public radio journalist and now Vice President for Informed Communities at the Denver-based Gates Family Foundation. Her decade as a journalist included award-winning education beat coverage for the Daily Breeze newspaper in Los Angeles, breaking news and digital content production for the Austin American-Statesman and the South Florida Sun-Sentinel, and public radio news production for the Voice of America in London and KCRW and KPCC in Los Angeles. She also has over 15 years of experience in nonprofit and government communications, public policy, fundraising, and management. She serves on the membership committee for the national Media Impact Funders, on the leadership team for ComNetDENVER, and was a founding board member for the Colorado News Collaborative. On Medium @melissamiliosdavis.