She was born and raised in Ann Arbor, Michigan and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from The University of Wisconsin-Madison. Melissa got her start in front of the camera while studying broadcast journalism and political science. WISC, the CBS affiliate, chose her for a full-time, paid, on-air reporting internship. After graduation, Melissa went on to report for KDLT in Sioux Falls, SD and was promoted to anchor the station's weekend newscasts. Her coverage of a deadly tornado helped her land her next job reporting and anchoring for WTVQ in Lexington, KY.
In 2001, Melissa made her way to the West Coast to report for KRON in San Francisco and joined the Eyewitness News Team in 2002.
Melissa has covered the major wildfires in Southern California in the last decade, the mudslides in La Canada-Flintridge and Sierra Madre, the deaths of former President Reagan and President Ford and the Michael Jackson child molestation case.
In her free time, Melissa enjoys surfing, snowboarding, indoor cycling, running and water skiing.
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A woman was in a crosswalk and had a green light when she was struck and killed by a car that fled the scene in Sylmar on Tuesday evening, authorities said.
Police and family members made an emotional plea for the public's help in locating a 14-year-old boy who has been missing from his San Fernando home since Friday.
Hundreds of demonstrators gathered in Koreatown on Sunday for the United for America Rally, where members of various communities expressed solidarity with Muslim Americans.
With more snow on the way this weekend as a powerful storm threatens to wallop Southern California, safety experts are urging people who hike, ski or snowboard in the backcountry to review their avalanche safety rules.
A 90-year-old man in South Los Angeles was taken into custody Tuesday evening after allegedly using a shotgun to kill his wife after a fight, police said.