Betsy Melin, Producer

Betsy Melin


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How long have you been with Twin Cities Live?
I was born and raised in Edina! I then went off to college in Chicago at Loyola University, lived in Bangkok for a year after graduating, and worked as a reporter for a year in Bemidji before moving to Minneapolis in September 2021. It was a long road to come back home but I couldn’t be happier in the Twin Cities!

When you were a kid, what did you want to be when you grew up?
When I was in fifth grade I was voted “Most Likely to be a Talk Show Host” by my teacher, I think it was her subtle way of telling me I was chatting too much in class but ever since then I’ve known I’ve wanted to work in television. Working on a show like this is a dream come true!

What is your favorite thing about working for Twin Cities Live?
I love meeting and talking to new people every day who each have their own unique skills and stories.

What one goal do you still aspire to achieve?
I want to visit all seven continents! I just have Australia and Antarctica to go.

When you’re not at work, what do you enjoy doing?
I enjoy live theater, traveling (I’ve visited 29 countries so far!), spending time with my friends and family in the cities and trying new restaurants!

Who inspires you?
I am inspired by my parents who taught me a sense of tenacity and self-confidence.

First concert you ever attended?
Right after I graduated 5th grade I saw Fergie at the State Fair Grandstand. At the time it was the best night of my life!

Who would you like to see in concert that you haven’t seen yet?
I would really love to see Hozier in concert the next time he releases an album! I would also love to go see Mitski.

What’s the best meal you’ve ever had?
One of the best meals I ever had was in Vietnam, after a tour of Ha Long Bay me and my friends went to a Bun Cha restaurant that was suggested to us. The family had owned the restaurant for generations and the food was out of this world good! I still think about it.

If you were reincarnated as any celebrity, who would you choose to be?
I could not pick a celebrity I would like to be reincarnated as because a lot of the celebrities I like I would not want their lives.

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