Melissa Culross

Melissa CulrossMelissaCulross_180 had intended to become a novelist but was side-lined by radio during her college years.

After graduating from Brown University with a degree in English and American literature in 1992, Melissa worked as a radio disc jockey, news anchor and traffic reporter in Boston and Providence, Rhode Island. She began working at KCBS as a production assistant just three weeks after moving to the Bay Area in late 1996. After a short few months, Melissa left KCBS to work on the air as a disc jockey for sister station KLLC (Alice@ 97.3) and later KIOI (Star 101.3). In August, 2004, she returned to KCBS as a fill-in anchor and began co-anchoring the mid-day hours with Rebecca Corral in May, 2008.

Raised in Pasadena, Melissa has studied acting and spent several years performing in San Francisco and Berkeley. She now sings, both on her own and with the cover band Sober Nixon. Melissa enjoys going to the theatre and live music shows, reading, and spending time at a good spa. She also writes a column for the monthly neighborhood newspaper, The Northside San Francisco.

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Eat, Drink SF Organizers Offer ‘Sheet Caking’ To Counter Right-Wing Rally

The phrase “let them eat cake” just might take on a new meaning at an annual San Francisco event this weekend. KCBS reporter Melissa Culross has more on what organizers at Eat, Drink SF are planning a counter statement to Saturday’s right-wing rally at Crissy Field.


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An Oakland Police Department patrol car. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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