Melia Russell is a startups and venture capital reporter at Business Insider, based in New York. She reports on tech investments, personnel changes, and workplace issues. Melia (pronounced muh-LEE-uh) started as an intern at Business Insider in 2013. After five years at the site, she joined the business desk at the San Francisco Chronicle and covered the region's talent wars and work immigration. She returned to Business Insider in 2019. Melia has degrees from Syracuse University in magazine journalism and information management and technology.