MELISSA RIVERS is an author, entertainment journalist, award-winning producer and suicide prevention advocate. She joined Didi Hirsch’s Board of Directors in January 2019.

Author of The New York Times bestseller The Book of Joan: Tales of Mirth, Mischief, and Manipulation, Melissa starred opposite her mother for four seasons of WE TV’s hit series, Joan & Melissa: Joan Knows Best? As the Executive Producer and Co-Host of E!’s Fashion Police, she entertained viewers with her candor, wit and eye for fashion, which she honed covering the red carpet for TV Guide and E!.

In 2016, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services honored Melissa with the Beatrice Stern Media Award for her openness about the suicide of her father, television producer Edgar Rosenberg, and her passionate efforts to raise suicide prevention awareness among youth and college students. She also emceed our 2017 Erasing the Stigma Awards.