Jillian Kay Melchior covers energy and environmental issues and government waste, fraud and abuse for the Independent Women's Forum. She is also political editor for Heat Street and the Tony Blankley Fellow for the Steamboat Institute.

She has previously reported for National Review, the Franklin Center, The Daily, Commentary, the Wall Street Journal Asia, with freelance writings appearing in Cosmopolitan, The Weekly Standard, the New York Post and other major publications. Her foreign correspondence has also taken her to China, Iraq, Ukraine and elsewhere in Europe and Asia.

She is a graduate of Hillsdale College.