Melinda Hsu Taylor

Showrunner, Executive Producer, Writer

Melinda Hsu Taylor is currently Showrunner/EP of Nancy Drew on the CW, and she is developing its spinoff Tom Swift in collaboration with Noga Landau, Cameron Johnson and Fake Empire. She is a lifelong genre geek. She started writing at age 8, when she authored a Star Trek fan fiction novella series on a stack of spiral notebooks in her childhood bedroom in Bangor, Maine. Her TV credits include Lost, The Vampire Diaries, The Gifted, Falling Skies, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, Medium, and one-hour pilots for Netflix, Quibi, NBC and Lifetime. For her work on Lost, she was nominated for an Emmy and a Writers’ Guild Award. After helping found the Asian American Women Writers Brunch, she became an ongoing mentor for BIPOC writers in the Mentorship Matters program as well as the CAPE Fellowship. She is an alum of the Warner Bros. TV Drama Writers’ Workshop and the WGA Showrunner Training Program. She also serves on the Board of the Sarah Jones Film Foundation, which fosters set safety through awareness and accountability.