Melissa Howell joined CBS12 in November of 2014 as a Reporter.
Melissa grew up in Orlando and returns to the sunshine state after reporting and anchoring the weekend news for WCAX in Burlington, Vt. Prior to Vermont, she was a reporter and producer for CBS Radio in Washington, DC.
Melissa has covered everything from political issues in our nation's capitol to agriculture in the Green Mountain State. She enjoys sharing impactful stories that affect the community.
Before beginning her career in broadcast news, Melissa graduated from the University of South Florida, where she wrote for various newspaper outlets and reported for student documentaries.
Favorite Food: Thai Curry
Favorite Movie: City of God
Favorite Music: A little bit of everything
Media Influences: Bernard Shaw, Lisa Ling, Robin Roberts
Hobbies/Talents: Exploring local restaurants, traveling, spending time with family and sun bathing
People Would Be Surprised to Know: I have a dog named Sasha who has been my sidekick for 12 years.
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