Melissa Quinn

Melissa Quinn

Former Senior News Reporter, The Daily Signal, Publishing

Melissa was a senior news reporter for The Daily Signal, where she covered health care, economic issues, and overcriminalization.

This expert is no longer a staff member at The Heritage Foundation.

Melissa Quinn was senior news reporter for The Daily Signal, where she covered health care, economic issues, and overcriminalization.

Quinn wrote extensively on the Affordable Care Act, the Export-Import Bank, civil asset forfeiture and leadership struggles in Congress.

She was part of the original news team of The Daily Signal, joining the multimedia news organization of The Heritage Foundation as a reporter for the launch in June 2014. She was named senior news reporter in March 2016.

Her reporting inside and outside Washington has led her to interview prominent policy experts and public officials from Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, to House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers, as well as everyday heroes in Ferguson, Mo., and Fairmont, N.C.

Quinn began her journalism career at the Alexandria Times, a hyperlocal newspaper in Alexandria, Va., where she worked as a general assignment reporter. While there, she covered the school board, city council, crime, business, and sports.

In 2012, she won a Virginia Press Association award for breaking news coverage.

Quinn later worked at Red Alert Politics in Washington, D.C., an online news operation geared toward millennials.

Her work has been featured on Newsmax, Drudge Report and the Fox News Channel.

Quinn grew up in Bradenton, Fla., and received a bachelor of science degree in journalism from the University of Florida.

In her free time, she enjoys running, cheering on the Florida Gators and spending time outside.

She currently resides in Arlington, Va.