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.
Meteorologist Melissa Magee is headed back home after 11 years with Action News
Take a look back at Melissa's 11-year career with Action News!
El Bocado restaurant marries the flavors of Mexico and El Salvador for an amazing feast
With their flavorful pupusas, fajitas and other dishes that accentuate Latin cuisine, the Passyunk Ave. spot is a great option for neighborhood dining or takeout.
Watch the full episode of FYI Philly from July 25, 2020
We check out flavors from South of the border, ice cream from a family serving up scoops and smiles and the return of local art institutions.
Celebrate National Ice Cream Month with a scoop of Harper's Homemade Ice Cream
The Strawberry Pistachio Streusel starts with Jersey fresh strawberries, a homemade jam and sweet cream and the caramelized banana pudding is also a crowd-pleaser.
Take a look at how 6abc reporters are staying fit during the Coronavirus shutdown
From virtual hot yoga classes to water bottle curls, we check out how the Action News team is improvising workouts in their home gyms.
2020 Spring into Shape Special
On this week's FYI Philly, we're hopping into shape at new gyms, taking our golf game indoors and recovering with plant-based protein bars.
New Philly restaurants run by Philly ladies
If you're in the mood for new American or Dim Sum, check out these new offerings from a pair of ladies known in the restaurant scene.
6abc's Visions celebrates Black History Month
Hosts Melissa Magee and Rick Williams explore redlining in Philadelphia, celebrate three pioneering black women and a brotherhood engaging troubled youth and more.
A bar that comes to you, a massive new brewery and FEASTIVAL
Fall is around the corner and we're checking out great places to grab a drink, Center City Restaurant Week and more.
Down At The Shore: Weekend of August 29, 2019
Melissa Magee has what's happening this weekend Down At The Shore during Action News at 5:30 p.m. on August 29, 2019.
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