Melissa Locker

Melissa Locker is a freelance writer, editor, and producer specializing in music, travel, television, food, arts, and entertainment. Her work has appeared in Time magazine, Fast Company, Travel + Leisure, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Guardian, Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone, among others. Melissa started her career in New York in 2008 as a radio producer at WNYC and a writer at Bravo TV. She then began contributing to publications like Rolling Stone, Fortune, Grantland, and Stereogum, where she specialized in interviewing musicians. She later served as a weekend editor at Vanity Fair. Melissa has recently returned to her audio production roots as the founder of Nevermind Media, a company that creates high-end music podcasts.

About Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure, a Dotdash Meredith Brand, is a top travel media brand with a mission to inform and inspire passionate travelers. Our expert team includes a network of hundreds of writers and photographers across the globe, all providing a local eye on the best places to stay, eat, and explore. We reach an audience that takes 76 million round trips annually, offering valuable travel tips, ideas and inspiration, and products you need to get you to your destination — whether it’s a small town or big city, beach or lake, national park or theme park, road trip, cruise, or long-haul flight, and everything in between. Learn more about us and our editorial process

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