Melissa Chan is a national and foreign affairs reporter. She was a broadcast correspondent for Al Jazeera America, covering stories on social justice, the economy, the environment, and the rural American West. With Al Jazeera English, she served as China correspondent for five years before her expulsion from the country in 2012 for the channel's reports. She has also reported from Cuba, Canada, South Korea, North Korea, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur, Mongolia, Moscow, Jerusalem, Ramallah, and Gaza.
She was a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University, where she focused on developing digital security training for journalists facing potential hacker attacks from state-sponsored entities. She is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations.