Carol Melton graduated St. Augustine High School in 1972. She earned a B.A. degree from Wake Forest University, and M.A. in Journalism and Communications from the University of Florida. Carol went on to receive a Juris Doctorate with honors from the Washington College of Law at American University.
For more than two decades, Ms. Melton has worked at top levels in media and entertainment. Ms. Melton served in senior management at Time Warner Inc., overseeing Time Warner’s public policy offices in Washington, D.C., London, Brussels and Hong Kong before leaving from Time Warner in Summer 2018 when Time Warner merged with AT&T. Carol is currently involved with angel investing into early stage companies as CEO of an LLC named Adeft Capital, and serving on several boards.
Named to Washingtonian magazine’s “100 Most Powerful Women in Washington” in 2006 and 2009, Ms. Melton has also received the NCTA Vanguard Award for Government Relations. She is a Trustee of the Committee for Economic Development and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the Federal City Council. She previously served on the Board of Directors of the National Association of Broadcasters and on the Boards of Trustees of the Media Institute, the Meridian International Center, the Potomac School, the Federal Communications Bar Association Foundation and the Washington Performing Arts Society.