Melanie Falcon joined the 69 News Team in October 2011. You can catch her anchoring every afternoon on 69 News at 4:00. She also reports on 69 News at Sunrise weekday mornings.
Before coming to 69 WFMZ-TV, Melanie was a Morning Anchor and Reporter at KNDU in the Tri-Cities, Washington for more than three years. Melanie grew up in North Carolina, then moved to Boston to attend Emerson College. There, she earned a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Political Science. She anchored, produced, and did weather on multiple newscasts at Emerson, winning several Associated Press Awards and a College Emmy.
In 2012, Melanie underwent open heart surgery. Doctors discovered she had a faulty aortic value that led to a serious infection of the heart tissue. She needed emergency surgery to replace the faulty value and repair the infected area. Melanie returned to work eight weeks after the surgery and continues to educate the community about heart health.
When not working, Melanie enjoys spending time with her husband, playing fetch with her two dogs (a Golden Retriever and Black Lab), running, trying new restaurants, and attempting to cook!