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

  • Acts Of Kindness For Murdered Man Turns Into Movement

    Posted on: 6:23 pm, February 26, 2014, by

    The murder victim's friends are trying to make Memphis a nicer place
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  • Teen Charged In Death Of Friend

    Posted on: 4:39 am, February 25, 2014, by and , updated on: 05:02pm, February 25, 2014

    Memphis Police investigating a deadly shooting in the 600 block of Hillcrest St. north of Summer Ave.
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  • Groups Work To Fight Senior Hunger In Memphis

    Posted on: 12:46 pm, February 24, 2014, by , updated on: 05:21pm, February 24, 2014

    Homebound Seniors in 38109 zip code in the pilot program
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  • Security Breach At The Memphis Police Department

    Posted on: 6:27 pm, February 21, 2014, by , updated on: 10:23pm, February 21, 2014

    Personal information of thousands may have been accessed through MPD
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  • Flag Raised For Baby Found Dead In Ditch

    Posted on: 5:31 pm, February 21, 2014, by

    Baby Aniston is one of several children in the Mid-South who have died at the hands of another in recent weeks.
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  • Parents Give SCS Reasons, Ways To Save Their Kids Schools

    Posted on: 8:10 pm, February 20, 2014, by

    Parents cautiously optimistic about saving schools
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  • WREG Viewers React To Troubling Facebook Post

    Posted on: 5:00 pm, February 20, 2014, by , updated on: 05:27pm, February 21, 2014

    A mom threatens to kill her child, so WREG viewers jump into action.
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  • Infant Mortality Of Eight Memphis Zip Codes Is Triple The Rate Of National Average

    Posted on: 6:03 pm, February 19, 2014, by

    UT Researchers looking at health care disparities in Memphis
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  • Mega Inconvenience For Megabus Passengers

    Posted on: 3:52 pm, February 18, 2014, by , updated on: 05:11pm, February 18, 2014

    Passengers wait for hours in Memphis for a bus out of town
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  • Police: Man Used Fake Badge To Pull Driver Over

    Posted on: 1:12 pm, February 17, 2014, by , updated on: 07:04pm, February 17, 2014

    Police say Karl Kieffer was trying to find out who was in his neighborhood
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    Karl Kieffer
  • Cohen Addresses Racial Gap In Breast Cancer Deaths

    Posted on: 6:54 pm, February 13, 2014, by

    Affordable Care Act provides for free mammograms
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  • Customers Say Company Filed Their Taxes Without Their Permission

    Posted on: 5:53 pm, February 13, 2014, by , updated on: 08:34pm, February 13, 2014

    Company said it did nothing wrong
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