Melissa Moon

Reporter

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

  • At Least You Don’t Have To Work In The Cold

    Posted on: 6:06 pm, February 12, 2014, by

    People who work outdoors do their best to deal with wintery conditions
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  • Snow Slows Down Morning Commute

    Posted on: 4:26 pm, February 11, 2014, by

    Snow covered roads in Desoto and Shelby Counties
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  • More Low-Wage Workers Supporting Families

    Posted on: 6:19 pm, February 10, 2014, by , updated on: 07:00pm, February 10, 2014

    More and more U.S. families are relying on low-wage jobs
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  • Women At-Risk For Stroke At All Stages Of Life

    Posted on: 6:30 pm, February 7, 2014, by

    First-ever stroke guidelines for women
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  • TN Lawmaker Under Fire For Religous Freedom Bill

    Posted on: 5:47 pm, February 7, 2014, by , updated on: 05:53pm, February 7, 2014

    Gay and lesbian groups say proposed bill would give the right to discriminate
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  • Most Americans Struggle To Pay Medical Bills

    Posted on: 5:31 pm, February 6, 2014, by

    Doctors say too many in Memphis are waiting until it's too late to get medical help because they can't afford it
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  • Police: Woman Tried To Run Over Ex-Boyfriend And His Fiance

    Posted on: 5:28 pm, February 6, 2014, by

    Witnesses say there was a three-year-old in the car with her
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  • Ice Takes Out Trees, Power Lines In Tipton County

    Posted on: 1:18 pm, February 5, 2014, by , updated on: 05:21pm, February 5, 2014

    More than an inch of ice accumulated Tuesday in Tipton County
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  • MPD: Car Thief Calls For Police While Driving Stolen Car

    Posted on: 12:59 pm, February 4, 2014, by , updated on: 05:26pm, February 4, 2014

    Car was taken during a carjacking at a gas station Saturday night
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  • Icy Roads Cited For Numerous Accidents Monday

    Posted on: 5:37 am, February 3, 2014, by and , updated on: 01:19pm, February 3, 2014

    There are reports of two cars flipped in that area
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  • SCS Board Members Want Superintendent To Investigate East High Basement

    Posted on: 6:58 pm, January 30, 2014, by

    Former teacher says students having sex, doing drugs below the school
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  • Neighbors Say Planned Parenthood’s Billboard Goes Too Far

    Posted on: 6:55 pm, January 30, 2014, by

    Planned Parenthood said it wanted it's billboards to be memorable
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