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.
Emergency response agencies across the Bay Area are looking at disaster systems and protocols in the aftermath of Sunday’s 6.0 earthquake in the North Bay and the lessons they can learn from it.
Legislation that would require officials to distribute condoms in all California state prisons is headed to Governor Jerry Brown’s desk. The bill’s author says it would save the state money and stop the spread of disease.
San Francisco police released video footage Thursday from a taxi cab dashboard camera of a person wanted for questioning in connection with a fatal beating in Duboce Triangle earlier this month.
Tropical Storm Iselle made landfall Friday in the Hawaiian Islands with Hurricane Julio still approaching. FEMA personnel is already in place to assist with whatever relief efforts may be necessary.
The bill by state Senator Mark Leno of San Francisco is headed back to the Senate for a final vote on amendments.
Residents in the Bay Area have long known of the quality of Blue Bottle coffee, but now the rest of the country is starting to get a taste with their New Orleans-style Iced Coffee available in stores across the country.
Officials with Covered California announced on Wednesday that ten insurance companies will offer plans through the state’s health insurance exchange next year. Average premium rates, however, will also increase.
A group of African American BART workers said they found racist, threatening graffiti on their lockers, and don’t feel safe at work.
California’s high-speed rail project could be getting a financial shot in the arm from the private sector.
After nearly two years of legal battles, it appears the Drakes Bay Oyster Company will soon shut down its farm in the Point Reyes National Seashore.