Melanie Batley is a political journalist and radio show host of The Podium.
She specializes in politics and campaigning, and has worked as a political adviser in both the US and the UK.
Melanie got her bachelor's degree at the University of Virginia, and her master's degree at the London School of Economics.
You can listen to her weekly radio show on Mondays at 9:00pm on WAARadio: newsninja2012.com/radiolive/
Follow her on Twitter at @melaniebatley