Melissa Bernstein graduated cum laude from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania. She started her career working in documentary television on National Geographic’s Explorer series and the The Learning Channel’s A Wedding Story. Melissa then segued into public relations, specializing in technology while working for one of the leading global public relations agencies, Fleishman-Hillard, on accounts including Digital Entertainment Network, The Body Shop Digital, and Sony PlayStation. Melissa then shifted gears to produce a number of award-winning short films. She currently works with Mark Johnson under his Gran Via Productions banner, overseeing television development and production. Melissa served as a producer on all five seasons of the Peabody®-, Golden Globe®-, and Emmy® Award-winning series Breaking Bad and is an executive producer on the acclaimed prequel, Better Call Saul.
In its debut season, Better Call Saul was named Outstanding New Program by the Television Critics Association and was honored with seven Primetime Emmy® Award nominations and two Critics Choice Television Awards. In 2016, the second season of Better Call Saul won an AFI Award for TV Program of the year and garnered seven Emmy® Award nominations, a Producers Guild nomination, and a Golden Globe® nomination. Melissa is also an executive producer on Sundance TV’s first original scripted drama series, Rectify, the AMC original series Halt and Catch Fire, as well as Hulu and Sony Picture Television’s series, Shut Eye. Bernstein lives in Los Angeles with her husband Jordan and their two children.