Mel Allen

Editor of Yankee Magazine

Mel Allen is the editor of Yankee Magazine, only the fifth editor in Yankee’s nearly 90-year history. In 2018, Mel was inducted into the Folio Hall of Fame for Editorial Excellence, an honor that speaks to the respect Mel commands within the magazine industry. Mel’s career at Yankee spans more than four decades, and he has written for every department in the magazine. 

In his pursuit of stories, he has raced a sled dog team, crawled into the dens of black bears, fished with the legendary Ted Williams, and embedded with the Bath Iron Works ship launching crew in the days before they sent a battleship down the ways. He is particularly drawn to profiles, especially of those who have overcome extraordinary challenges.