Karmel Melamed is an internationally-published freelance journalist based in Southern California.
Since 2000, Melamed has specialized in covering the growing influential Iranian American community in Southern California and New York—particularly Iranian American Jewry.
Fluent in Persian and familiar with Iranian culture and history, Melamed has successfully interviewed various influential community leaders in the U.S., Israel and Iran; in 2004, he landed an exclusive interview with Empress of Iran, Farah Pahlavi.
Melamed’s work has been published in an array of national and international publications including The Jerusalem Post, JTA International Wire News Service, The Forward, The Iranian Jewish Chronicle Magazine and The Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles. He has frequently appeared on various radio news programs, including KIRN Radio Iran 670 AM, to discuss Iranian-Americans’ contributions to life in the U.S.
Melamed is the recipient of numerous journalism awards. He regularly speaks at different human rights venues and groups nationwide about the Iranian regime's current human rights violations against women, unions, LGBT and religious minorities living in Iran.
Here are links to his audio podcasts: