Melina Gerosa Bellows is Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Books, Kids and Family at National Geographic. Melina is Editor in Chief of National Geographic Kids, the largest children's magazine in America. The magazine has nearly 20 international editions. She is also Editor in Chief of National Geographic Little Kids, a magazine she launched in 2007 for preschoolers and their parents. Little Kids has garnered The Parents' Choice Gold Award in 2008 and 2009.
Bellows' first National Geographic book, Nat Geo AMAZING! 100 People, Places, and Things That Will Wow You, was published in June 2010. It is the companion book to Nat Geo AMAZING!, a 10-part television series that debuted on the National Geographic Channel in July 2010. As an award-winning freelance writer, Bellows has written for the New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Family Life, Family Circle, More, Ladies Home Journal, the Washingtonian, AARP: the Magazine, Coastal Living, Entertainment Weekly, and Elle. She has appeared on the Today Show, CNN, the View, Good Day New York, and Fox and Friends.