Photo by Andria Lo

Melissa Hung is a writer, editor, and journalist. She produces stories for print, digital, and radio. She also writes essays and creative nonfiction. A former newspaper reporter, she co-founded Hyphen, an award-winning magazine about Asian American culture, and led the publication for more than five years as its editor in chief. She directed WritersCorps, a nationally-recognized arts education program that helped youth tell their own stories through creative writing and digital projects. Melissa also founded and curated Slant: Bold Asian American Images, an annual program of short films in Houston. On occasion, she makes short films herself. Her essays have appeared in Catapult and Vogue. Her journalistic work has appeared in NPR, NBC News, and Village Voice Media newspapers. A native Texan, she lives in San Francisco where she enjoys recycling and composting, but misses Tex-Mex and cafeterias.

tacos, cheese, bargains, typewriters

Dislikes: water getting stuck in your ear after swimming


Southern Fried Asian: Melissa Hung — The Nerds of Color (2017)

Angry Reader of the Week — Angry Asian Man (2012)

Hot 20 Under 40 Nominee Melissa Hung Awarded by Michelle Obama — 7×7 (2010)

Believe the Hyph — SFGate (2007)


melissa@melissahung [dot] xyz