Melanie VanDerveer is an entertainment writer for The Blast. Originally from New Jersey and now residing in Pennsylvania, Melanie started her professional writing career in 2007 as a newspaper reporter. With a Bachelor's degree in Public Relations, Melanie has experience in social media management, writing everything from blogs to breaking news to features. When she isn't writing, she enjoys working out, NBA games, hiking, and spending time with her three sons. Story idea? Contact Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org.