Professional Biography

Melissa Dutton is the Communications Manager for the Legal Aid Society of Columbus. She previously worked as a daily newspaper reporter covering everything from city government and courts to education and parenting. As a freelance writer, she produced content for a variety of local, state, and national publications as well as nonprofit organizations and small businesses.

Melissa is excited that this role allows her to use her journalism skills to share the stories of our clients and the lifechanging work of our staff.


• Ohio University, Bachelor of Science in Journalism and Bachelor of Arts in History


Melissa lives in Bexley with her husband and two sons. She enjoys cooking, traveling, and trying new restaurants.

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