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.
Some of the face masks that people all over the world, particularly in Asia, wear to protect themselves from air pollution may not be so effective.
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A San Francisco adult film producer wants to give Republican delegates free access to pornography for the next several months.
Taking photos of an experience can make you enjoy it even more.
A legal fight could put a damper on next month’s Pride celebration in San Francisco after a legal motion was filed to cancel a portion of the event.
The school district is developing age-appropriate curriculum to teach students how to recognize the signs of human trafficking as part of their health education classes.
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6-Fold Increase In San Francisco Homeless Citations Directly Coincides With Ed Lee’s Tenure As Mayor
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The state’s health insurance exchange is giving people who didn’t know about the Affordable Care Act (ACA) tax penalty a little extra time to sign up for coverage this year.