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(RNN) - Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees. AccordingMore >>
Celebrity chef and southern food connoisseur Paula Deen was back in a controversial spotlight Wednesday, alleged of using racial slurs as jokes in her restaurants in front of employees.More >>
Vince Flynn, a best-selling author of political thriller novels, has died at age 47 after a two-year battle with prostate cancer.More >>
Best-selling author Vince Flynn, who wrote the Mitch Rapp counterterrorism thriller series and sold more than 15 million books in the U.S. alone, died Wednesday in Minnesota.More >>
Melissa McKinney is a general assignment reporter for WSFA 12 News.
Melissa graduated magna cum laude from the University of Georgia's Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication with a Bachelor's degree in Broadcast News while also receiving a minor in Speech Communication. While at UGA, Melissa anchored, produced, reported and worked behind the scenes for the university's student-run, daily newscast, Newsource 15.
She had the opportunity to spend a summer in New York City interning for Fox News Channel's Live Desk with Martha MacCallum where she helped gather video, create graphics, and produce while working alongside industry leaders.
Melissa's love for television broadcasting began in high school when she worked on her school's daily news show, Today @ Shiloh. It was through that experience she learned she wanted to make a career in television news.
Melissa is a member of St. James United Methodist Church in Montgomery and sings in the worship band. She is also a member of the River Region March of Dimes Board of Directors.
Melissa loves spending time with family and friends. She enjoys traveling and had the opportunity to backpack through Europe with her best friend upon graduating college. Melissa enjoys eating, singing, running, and making new friends.
She is excited to be a part of the WSFA family and looks forward to sharing your story! Feel free to email her at email@example.com.