News and appearances

Below you’ll find links to a sample of Spencer’s television and event appearances. (If you notice broken links and would be so kind as to report them, email Spencer at


WWLTV Monthly Bride Segment

On the third Thursday of each month, Spencer visits the WWLTV Channel 4 New Orleans studios to talk all things weddings for New Orleans Bride Magazine. Spencer also occasionally appears on other local news magazine shows.

Monthly New Orleans Bride Segment on WWLTV Channel 4.

Mar. 26, 2020, COVID-19’s impact on weddings and local wedding business

Jan. 23, 2020, Wedding sites not advertising plantations

Aug. 25, 2019, Out with the Old:
The latest wedding trends break with tradition and celebrate the couple’s personality

June 11, 2019, Finding the Perfect Wedding Dress

Oct. 18, 2018, Five must-have skincare and makeup boosts for your Big Day 

Aug. 24, 2017, Photographic Memories:
Getting fabulous engagement and wedding photos

Jan. 12, 2016, New Orleans Bride Magazine Bridal Showcase

Dec. 17, 2015, Wedding Photo Trends

Nov. 19, 2015, Bride’s Buying More than One Wedding Dress

event archive

The Art of Journalism with the Press Club of New Orleans and the New Orleans Contemporary Arts Center 

On Oct. 12, the Press Club of New Orleans is co-hosting a panel with the Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans and Prospect New Orleans at the CAC. Spencer is moderating the panel, which begins at 7:30 p.m. and will center on the influence of Journalism in the world of art. The panelists include artists, journalists and art-world heavy hitters. Enjoy complimentary wine and light bites, as well as a 6:30 p.m. happy hour prior to the discussion.

Focus Women’s Conference, Mobile, Alabama

On Sept. 22, Spencer is presenting a workshop at the Focus Women’s Conference in Mobile, Alabama. The “Creating Your Personal Brand” workshop will empower attendees to get started on and refine a strategy for presenting themselves online and professionally in a way that is authentic and sets them up for success. Click the link above for more information and tickets to the event.

Louisiana Life Baton Rouge Birthday Bash, Baton Rouge, Louisiana

On April 12, 2017, Spencer is emceeing Louisiana Life Magazine’s Baton Rouge Bicentennial Birthday Bash and Louisianians of the Year celebration. Tickets are $25 and available at

University of Louisiana, Lafayette, Louisiana

On February 9, 2017, Spencer will speak to the features writing class at the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. The talk will focus on navigating a career in journalism, how to pitch to and work with editors and what types of stories editors are looking for from freelance contributors.

Press Club of New Orleans and Press Relations Association of Louisiana Lunch and Learn Panel, New Orleans, Louisiana

On August 9, 2016, Spencer is one of four journalists speaking to the Press Relations Association of Louisiana, New Orleans chapter during a lunch and learn hosted by the Press Club of New Orleans and PRAL. The panel discussion will include tips and advice on how to get your stories in the hands of the right reporter or editor, cultivating relationships with reporters and editors, as well as ethical considerations when working with different arms of the news and lifestyle media across all platforms.

Spring Hill College, Mobile Alabama

On Jan. 28, 2016, Spencer will speak to the Principles of Strategic Communication class at Spring Hill College in Mobile, Alabama. The talk focuses on how to work with journalists as a PR professional; the importance of strong writing skills; how to repurpose content; the importance of internships; and expectations for recent graduates as new employees.

Public Relations Council of American, Mobile Chapter LuncheonPRCA Promo

On Jan. 28, 2016, Spencer will present her popular workshop, “Translating Writing for Print, the Web and Other Media” to the PRCA of Mobile for its January luncheon speaker series. Evolution, education and innovation are crucial to survival in the ever-changing media landscape. What works on Twitter doesn’t necessarily work on Facebook, Instagram or Periscope, and a piece for print needs tweaking to work online. For this talk, Spencer will discuss crafting content that’s entertaining and informative for the desired platform.

Walton Verona High School Commencement, Walton, Kentucky

WV commencementOn May 23, 2013, Spencer delivered the keynote address at her alma mater, Walton Verona High School, in Walton, Kentucky.

This humbling opportunity allowed Spencer to visit with and thank the teachers and administrators who contributed to her successful college experience and helped prepare her for a robust writing and art career.

Addressing the graduates and being able to tell them first hand that no matter where they come from, they can achieve goals and realize dreams they never thought possible, because of the wonderful start they got at WVHS.

Talking wedding dress trends on KPRC for Modern Luxury Houston Brides Magazine.

Talking wedding dress trends on KPRC for Modern Luxury Houston Brides Magazine.

(2013) KPRC Morning Show

Spencer’s May 18, KPRC Channel 2 morning show interview, where she discussed the season’s hot off the runway wedding dress trends.

(2012) Metropolitan Cooking and Home Show

Photo by Nicki Britton of the Houston Chronicle

Photo by Nicki Britton

In September, Spencer participated in the Houston Chronicle’s Style Lounge at the Metropolitan Cooking and Home Show.

Spencer offered tips for setting a beautiful holiday table.

Design Online segment on Great Day Houston

Design Online segment on Great Day Houston

Great Day Houston ‘Design Online’ segment

Spencer joined Debra Davis on Great Day Houston at the KHOU studios for a segment on her favorite online design websites and tools.

(2011) The days of G&Ts and rose-colored Polo shirts

True Prep book cover

On Oct. 18, in Austin, Texas Spencer was at the Texas Book Festival at the Texas State Capitol, moderating the author session for “True Prep,” written by Lisa Birnbach (of the iconic “The Official Preppy Handbook”) and designer Chip Kidd.

The tome is a sequel to the book that launched a million pairs of Sperry Top-Sider’s and lets readers in on what Muffy has been up to all these years.

(2011) Mobile Art Show

“See through barn, Kentucky” by Melanie Spencer

The opening for Spencer’s photography show at the creative studios of Wellborn Ideas during the LoDa Artwalk was in Mobile, Alabama on Sept. 10, 2011. Click here to see more of Spencer’s artwork