During her 13 years in local television news, Melanie was a news reporter and anchor at three stations in the Midwest and has experience behind the camera, by producing newscasts and as a photographer. She studied Broadcast Journalism at St. Cloud State University. Melanie has been nominated for an Upper Midwest Regional Emmy Award and won the Nebraska Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics Media Award in 2015 for her promotion of healthy living on local news and through blog posts.
Melanie and her husband, Rusty, have two children. She loves to travel, clip coupons and explore all the wonderful things there are to do in Lincoln.