Melissa joined the WIAT 42 News team in September 2013. She came to Birmingham because she wanted the opportunity to cover college football – so where else in the country would you want to be but Alabama?
Before moving to Birmingham, Melissa was a Sports Anchor/Reporter at WLBZ in Bangor, Maine. She is thrilled to (hopefully) put away her winter coats and snow boots away for good! While in Maine, she covered lots of high school football and University of Maine hockey, in addition to the New England Patriots, Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins.
Melissa started her career in New York City at the News 12 Networks as a producer and sports reporter. She also worked at NBC Sports during the 2008 Beijing Olympics and interned at WBAL-TV in Baltimore and ESPN.
Melissa was born and raised in Southern California. She is a graduate of The Johns Hopkins University, where she majored in Political Science. Melissa also speaks Korean, German and Spanish. In her free time, she enjoys coaching lacrosse, surfing, playing golf and going to baseball games. Melissa is a huge fan of Twitter, so feel free to tweet her @melissaykim.