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.
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.
A Marin County beach has earned the dubious distinction of being named the dirtiest in the Bay Area.
Many workers in the restaurant industry were up in arms about the law, arguing it would create unnecessary waste of disposable gloves and restrict their work.
Congressmen Mike Thompson and Jared Huffman want to increase the funding allocated to federal food safety breach investigators, following a massive recall this year at a Petaluma slaughterhouse.
A Hayward man was arrested Monday after a series of hit and run crashes in San Francisco Sunday night, where according to police, two pedestrians were injured.