Mellen O'Keefe

Creative Director

Mellen O’Keefe serves as Creative Director for Communications and Strategy producing events and podcasts on democracy and justice issues central to the mission of The Brennan Center for Justice.  Previously in San Francisco, Mellen produced hundreds of live programs for the venerable public forum, The Commonwealth Club of California with politicians, economists, diplomats, authors, artists, slam poets, scholars, journalists, academics, pop culture icons, and leaders of all stripes.   

Earlier in her hometown of New York City, Mellen was an Emmy-nominated network television news and entertainment producer including many years at ABC News’ Good Morning America and The Barbara Walters Specials; at CBS News, Oxygen, and The Travel Channel. 

Mellen earned her B.A. in History and Philosophy from Boston College.