Melissa Newman joined the KSBY News team as a Multimedia Journalist in September of 2018.
Melissa’s passion for storytelling goes back to her childhood, where at the age of 8, she wrote, directed and produced her first movie. It was this experience as a young child that Melissa credits as the moment she knew she wanted to tell stories when she grew up. “I’m so lucky to get to do what I love,” said Newman.
Melissa was born and raised in Florida and studied Media Communications and Political Science at Florida State University where she had the opportunity to intern at the Florida House of Representatives. Before coming to KSBY, she worked at stations in Florida, Nebraska and California.
Beyond storytelling, Melissa enjoys hip-hop music, dogs and good coffee. On rare occasions, she enjoys all three together.
If you have a story idea you’d like Melissa to share, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org. And don’t forget to follow her on your favorite social media platform.