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Welcome to our new editor, Melina De Rose

Welcome to our new editor of Miami on the Cheap, Melina I De Rose.

Melina is a veteran editor and communications specialist with a special love for all things Miami. The longtime resident spent 22 years at the South Florida Sun Sentinel in roles such as section editor, department head, social media specialist and web producer. De Rose was lead editor for high-profile projects, as well as a script writer for the Sun Sentinel documentary, “The Hidden Hungry,” which premiered at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival and earned an Emmy Award nomination.

De Rose has much experience in the freebies-and-bargains arena, too, having edited the popular Sun Sentinel feature, “Doreen’s Deals,” for many years. In addition to her role with Miami On The Cheap, De Rose is editor of Artburst Miami, a media hub for local music, theater, dance, visual arts and independent arts coverage.

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About Teresa

Teresa Mears is a publisher, writer and editor who was raised to be frugal. She became a website entrepreneur after 30 years as an editor at newspapers ranging in size from the Portland (Tenn.) Leader to The Los Angeles Times and The Miami Herald, where she worked most recently. She moved to Florida in 1980 because it was the only place she could get a job during that recession and has lived in South Florida since 1985, in Miami, Hollywood, Tamarac, Wilton Manors and Fort Pierce. She is co-owner and CEO of the parent network, Living on the Cheap.


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