Prior to WNYW, Melissa made her Keystone State debut at AccuWeather (State College, Pa), providing international, national and regional forecasts. Through AccuWeather, she also appeared daily on Bloomberg Television's national morning show. Melissa first honed her weather skills at a CBS/Fox affiliate in Bakersfield, CA. She started out as a weekend anchor/reporter/weather personality. It was during her time on the weekends that Melissa developed a passion for the weather. Upon her promotion to Noon Anchor at KBAK-TV, Melissa continued to expand her weather duties, eventually becoming one of the station's primary weather anchors.
While born and raised in Los Angeles, California, Melissa is quick to point out that her early career was not entirely illuminated by her home state's golden glow, as she did spend a year - and a long winter - at KDUH-TV in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. There, she wrote, shot, produced and edited her own on-air material. Melissa graduated from UCLA with a BA in English and a minor in French. She also spent a summer abroad studying in Paris and becoming fluent in French. Melissa has completed Mississippi State University's atmospheric sciences and geosciences classes and officially received her certificate in Broadcast Meteorology in 2010.
Melissa is committed to making a distinctive and lasting connection with the viewers. She enjoys hosting a variety of annual 6abc specials, including the Philadelphia Auto Show and the Philadelphia Flower Show. Melissa is also a co-host of FYI Philly, 6abc weekly entertainment and lifestyle program. Whether she's out in the field or in-studio, Melissa enjoys gathering facts, and in turn, communicating that valuable information to those who need it the most. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, working out, dancing and spending time with family and friends.
In honor of Earth Day Saturday, two schools have been awarded for their forward thinking environmental programs.
Devour Desserts in Mantua, New Jersey, is taking truffles and chocolate-dipped fruit to the next level. Melissa Magee taste tests these tiny-sized treats.
Get ready for live music, an Easter egg hunt and a costume competition in 12 categories and prizes.
There's a brand new Venezuelan spot on 4th Street just off South that's putting a South American spin on Philly's growing food scene, with a cozy spot popping with vibrant colors. Melissa Magee gets a taste of their celebration of Latin street food.
Two new restaurants are bringing an upscale experience to their respective neighborhood's bar scene. Melissa Magee takes us inside James in Logan Square and Friday Saturday Sunday in Rittenhouse.