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

  • Neighborhood Waiting For City To Replace Torched Playground

    Posted on: 4:54 pm, March 21, 2014, by

    Neighbosr say it's unacceptable that kids have to play on the fire damaged playground
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  • Couple In Race Against Time To Get Life-Saving Drug For Son

    Posted on: 2:21 pm, March 18, 2014, by , updated on: 06:52am, March 20, 2014

    Families Can't Understand Why the FDA has not released a proven drug for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy
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  • Police: Woman Shoots Robber With His Own Gun

    Posted on: 4:29 am, March 18, 2014, by and , updated on: 01:34pm, March 18, 2014

    Memphis Police say two people were shot during an attempted robbery at the Sterling Townhomes And Apartments on Raines Road early Tuesday.
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  • City Wants To Know Your Biking And Walking Habits

    Posted on: 6:12 am, March 14, 2014, by

    The Memphis Metropolitan Planning Organization is conducting a Bicycle and Pedestrian Survey to plan for the future
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  • Fifty Bullet Holes In House Where Teen Was Shot

    Posted on: 4:29 am, March 14, 2014, by and

    Police say a 15-year-old was shot during a drive-by shooting on Burdette Ave. in Frayser early Friday morning.
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  • Four Attacked In Violent Attempted Robbery

    Posted on: 4:42 am, March 13, 2014, by and , updated on: 04:29pm, March 13, 2014

    Four hurt, two in critical condition
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  • Teachers Take Field Trip To Nashville To Talk To Lawmakers

    Posted on: 1:34 pm, March 11, 2014, by , updated on: 04:52pm, March 11, 2014

    Shelby County teachers are opposed to a school voucher system and don't want student achievement scores tied to whether their teaching license is renewed
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  • Man Killed Trying To Sell Car Advertised On Craigslist

    Posted on: 5:11 am, March 10, 2014, by and , updated on: 10:01am, April 15, 2014

    The man was shot multiple times and his black Ford Mustang was taken
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  • Holly Bobo Case: Zachary Adams Transferred to Chester County Jail

    Posted on: 10:52 am, February 28, 2014, by , and , updated on: 09:34am, March 1, 2014

    The man is charged with aggravated assault. Holly Bobo has been missing for nearly three years.
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  • Consumers Welcome New Nutrition Labeling

    Posted on: 5:44 pm, February 27, 2014, by

    Calorie count is front and center
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  • Mitchell High School Student Killed In Car Crash

    Posted on: 11:58 am, February 27, 2014, by and , updated on: 07:14pm, February 27, 2014

    The car was driven by another Mitchell student
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  • Program To Help Families Eat Healthier

    Posted on: 7:57 pm, February 26, 2014, by , updated on: 08:36pm, February 26, 2014

    Health experts say education programs are working
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