Irene Melo’s Portfolio


Born and raised in Hartford, CT Irene has been involved in the entertainment industry since the age of 15.  During high school,  Irene began volunteering at Hartford Public Access Television Station assisting with the production of a local show titled, Reggae Vibes.  Reggae Vibes aired music videos and interviews with the artists from the West Indian community.  During her five year experience at Reggae Vibes Irene was able to develop a deep knowledge of the Jamaican culture, as well as, develop many recording industry and production contacts.  In her dual role as co-host, Irene interviewed Ziggy Marley, Buju Banton, Beenie Man, Spragga Benz, Super Cat, Shaggy, Patra and Luciano to name a few of the artists.

Irene graduated from Emerson College (Boston, MA) with a BA in Film Production and she Interned at Yo! MTV Raps in New York and New Line Cinema in California.  During her last year at Emerson, Irene produced, directed and wrote a documentary titled “School Smarts: A Positive Outlook to the Negative Views”.  It dealt with the daily challenges that young people face especially in urban areas and how education can help them surmount those obstacles.

In her spear time, Irene enjoys writing and volunteering in her community.  She is most passionate about volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and Rago-Coco Baseball League.  In 2007, Irene expanded her talents with self-publishing her first novel How Far Would You Go? available on 

Irene is currently working on her second novel, “What Would You Do?” the sequel to her first novel.


Writing with Heart & Soul

Faith & Determination

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