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.
A pair of free climbers took to Yosemite’s El Capitan’ Dawn Wall on December 27th. It’s been called the hardest rock climb in the world, but there may be hope on the horizon for the adventurers who might be days away from finishing their ascent.
If it’s only your head that’s ringing in the new year after indulging in a little too much New Year’s Eve fun Wednesday night, you might be in need of some help feeling better.
The big storm expected to hit the Bay Area this week has PG&E preparing in advance to respond to power outages and is recommending that customers to do the same.
San Francisco Unified School District serves more fresh food and a greater number of meals to their students since switching food providers last year, but the fresh-food program has led to some infrastructure challenges of its own.
Residents of the country’s largest homeless encampment want the city of San Jose to improve their living conditions. Residents of the Jungle specifically want to know what San Jose’s mayoral candidates would be willing to do to help them.
Colin Bucks, the Stanford Medical Center doctor under home quarantine after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, said Thursday he feels well and has shown no symptoms of the virus in the week since his return from Liberia.
If you think you’ve seen more ants in your kitchen than usual this summer, you may not be imagining things.
BART officials said on Monday that an early warning system currently in development stages worked perfectly just before Sunday morning’s 6.0 magnitude earthquake struck.
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.