Melissa Moon


If Melissa Moon hadn't become a television journalist, she might have ended up doing something in the music industry. At the age of five, Melissa began singing publicly with her three sisters and later took up the piano and harp. It was her love of writing and her need to know everything that steered her toward the field of journalism.

Melissa studied mass communications and journalism at the University of South Florida and Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. While in college, she co-anchored a newscast for an independent station in the Tampa Bay area. She also spent a semester working for CNN in Washington D.C.

Before joining the News Channel 3 team, Melissa worked in Springfield, MO and Fayetteville, AR. She is an award winning journalist. Melissa has been recognized by the Missouri Broadcasters Association for her report on a woman falsely accused of a crime. She was also recognized by the Arkansas Associated Press and Oklahoma Associated Press for a series of investigative stories on the struggles of Native Americans. She was also recognized by the Associated Press for her feature reporting. While in Missouri, Melissa also helped expose abuse at a state funded facility for physically and mentally challenged youth.

If you travel up the highway to St. Louis and tune into News11, you might think you were seeing double. Melissa's identical twin sister is a news anchor for KPLR.

When she s not working, Melissa enjoys traveling, playing her harp, drawing or trying some extreme sport like skydiving or rock climbing.

Recent Articles

  • Woman And Child Rescued From Sinking Van

    Posted on: 4:00 pm, April 18, 2014, by , updated on: 04:56pm, April 18, 2014

    Man rescued drowning woman outside his Olive Branch house
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  • One of Four Arrested In Shooting Of North Memphis Barber

    Posted on: 5:04 pm, April 10, 2014, by

    Young barber is recovering after being shot inside his home business Saturday
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  • Story Of Girl Whose Eye Condition Was Spotted On Facebook Goes Viral

    Posted on: 3:45 pm, April 9, 2014, by , updated on: 06:57pm, April 9, 2014

    News Channel Three story picked up by news outlets worldwide
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  • Lightning Strikes, Minutes Apart, Set Two Homes On Fire

    Posted on: 10:28 am, April 4, 2014, by and , updated on: 11:43am, April 4, 2014

    At least two house fires are believed to be the result of lightning strikes
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    Cordova Home Hit By Lightning
  • Scammers Claiming To Be With Shelby County Sherriff’s, Trustee’s Offices

    Posted on: 3:44 pm, April 1, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:20pm, April 2, 2014

    One scam involves claiming there's a warrant out for the victim, the other goes after property owners' legal documents
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    scam alert
  • Dad Tells Son To Stop Selling Drugs At His House, Calls Police

    Posted on: 12:20 pm, April 1, 2014, by and

    Anthony Moreno was arrested when police found numerous drugs and cash in his home
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    Anthony Moreno
  • Investigators Say Three To Four Caskets In Number Of Graves

    Posted on: 5:21 pm, March 31, 2014, by , updated on: 08:55am, April 1, 2014

    Funeral directors helped alert the state about what was going on at Galilee Memorial Gardens
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  • Child’s Facebook Picture Leads To Diagnosis Of Rare Eye Condition

    Posted on: 8:30 am, March 31, 2014, by , updated on: 05:07pm, March 31, 2014

    Facebook friends told mom the 3-year-old's eye didn't look right.
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  • The Item Police Say Ties This Man To At Least One Rape

    Posted on: 4:22 pm, March 28, 2014, by , updated on: 04:39pm, March 28, 2014

    Suspected rapist arrested at same complex in the fall for burglary, but charges were dropped
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    Deandrey Peterson
  • Police Say Fake Cop Tried To Pull Over Couple

    Posted on: 6:34 pm, March 26, 2014, by

    Police say man pretended to be a police officer after he got into a minor traffic incident with a driver
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  • Terry Hobbs Held Up At North Memphis Business

    Posted on: 6:14 pm, March 25, 2014, by

    Terry Hobbs is considered by some to be a suspect in the murders of three West Memphis boys
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  • Oil Pulling: Healthy Or Hogwash?

    Posted on: 12:46 pm, March 24, 2014, by , updated on: 07:00am, March 25, 2014

    Claims oil pulling can make your teeth whiter and stronger and improve your overall health
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