Melissa joined the 10/11 NOW weather team in May 2022 as the weekend meteorologist. Melissa's passion for weather stemmed from a fear of severe weather that later turned into an interest, hobby and then a career path. Melissa's journey to become a meteorologist started at the University of Iowa, where she earned a degree in Journalism and Mass Communication in 2020. She then headed to Mississippi State University and earned her master's in Geosciences with an emphasis in Broadcast Meteorology in 2022. Originally from the Midwest, Melissa knew she wanted to head back to the Midwest and Great Plains and landed in Lincoln, Nebraska.
Away from work, Melissa enjoys dancing, tumbling, cheering on the Hawkeyes and spending time with friends, family and her English Cream Golden Retriever named Paisley. Melissa is new to the area and would love any recommendations for fun activities or great restaurants!