Melissa Wilson Biography
Melissa Wilson is an American journalist who is currently an anchor for FOX 26 Morning News weekdays. She is also a medical reporter for FOX 26. Through her work, Melissa has won an Emmy Award for her outstanding performance as a host.
Wilson co-anchored FOX 26 News at 9 pm. for ten years, becoming part of the longest-running anchor team at FOX 26. In 2010, she switched to mornings when her son began school and needed ‘mom-friendly’ working hours.
A Texas native, Melissa graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications. She then began her career as the evening anchor at KAUZ-TV in Wichita Falls and later went on to anchor at Florida’s News Channel. She was named one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Women in Houston” by the Houston Woman Magazine.
In addition, American Women in Radio and Television nominated Melissa for “Personality of the Year”. Melissa is also a recipient of the prestigious “Gracie Award” and Lone Star Emmy Awards. The Fair Care Center of Houston named Melissa a “Living Legend” while the Houston Press named Melissa one of Houston’s “Most Beautiful Reporters”.
Melissa has been an Honorary Co-Chair for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure since 2000. She also works on their Advisory Board of Directors. Moreover, she has held or is serving on the following Boards of Directors: Children at Risk, Lazarus House, March of Dimes, United Way, Harris County Community College Nurse’s Association, “Gifts with Heart”, and Baylor Business Network.
Melissa is a member of Baylor University Women’s Association and Sigma Kappa’s Alumnae Association. She is an associate of Escape Family Resource Center. Wilson has also volunteered for the Christian Community Service Center and is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and The Society of Professional Journalists.
During her career, she has interviewed numerous dignitaries including Mexico’s President Vicente Fox, Kofi Annan, Walter Cronkite, Karl Rove, Bill O’Reilly, Dan Rather, to Actors James Earl Jones, Andy McDowell, Rob Schneider, Lucy Liu, and singers Josh Groban, Nora Jones, Clay Walker, and Amy Grant.
Melissa Wilson Age
Melissa was born on January 22nd. However, she has not disclosed her year of birth. According to sources, Melissa is around 46 years old as of 2021.
Melissa Wilson Husband
Melissa is happily married to her husband David Wilson according to her Instagram account. The couple wedded on June 6, 2003, after dating for 15 years. They are together blessed with two kids, Zach and Caleb. Melissa and her husband are the Den Leaders of their son’s Cub scout troop.
Melissa Wilson Family
Wilson is of mixed ethnicity. However, she has not disclosed any information about her parents and siblings. We promise to update you once the details are available.
Melissa Wilson Net Worth | Salary
Melissa has an estimated net worth of $250,000. Her income is mainly attributed to her career as a journalist. Working for FOX 26, Melissa receives an average annual salary of $42,711.