Melanie Hicken Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Husband, CNN, Net Worth, and Salary

Melanie Hicken Biography

Melanie Hicken is an American reporter and writer working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. She has been working with the station since December 2012.

Melanie Hicken Age

Hicken likes to keep her personal life private hence she has not yet disclosed the date, month, or the year she was born. However, she might be in her 30s.

Melanie Hicken Height

Hicken stands at the height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Melanie Hicken Family

Hicken has managed to keep her personal life away from the limelight hence she has not disclosed any information about her parents. It is also not known if she has any siblings.

Melanie Hicken Husband

Hicken is married to Ryan. The couple tied the knot in the year 2014 in the United States. The two are blessed with one child.

Melanie Hicken’s Net Worth

Hicken has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a reporter and writer.

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Melanie Hicken Salary

She earns an annual salary ranging from $20,000 – $ 100 000.

Melanie Hicken Education

Hicken enrolled in Syracuse University’s Newhouse school in the year 2005. After 4 years she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Newspaper Journalism, Political science, and history. While at the University, she was part of the Daily Orange. Later, Melanie attended New York University in 2011 and graduated with a Master of Arts in Business and Economic Reporting Program.

Melanie Hicken Career

Hicken is an award-winning investigative reporter for CNN. Her reports on CNN have revealed everything from widespread sexual abuse to one of the longest-running scams in history in nursing homes. Melanie’s coverage has inspired legislative action and government investigation. Hicken and her reporting partner, Blake Ellis held an inquiry into the secret world of government debt collectors. The investigation enabled them to win the prestigious Heywood Broun Award of Distinction. Furthermore,  they encouraged lawmakers to take action on the legislation to close the loophole highlighted in the stories.

Moreover, they were honored for CNN’s coverage of guns in America with a Peabody Award. They were also awarded by the International Association of Broadcasting, the National Endowment for Financial Education, and the National Press Club. In addition to that, they were also awarded by the National Association of Consumer Advocates, and the Radio Television Digital News Association.

She mostly appears on CNN and other television and radio networks to discuss her investigations. Prior to working for CNN, Hicken was working for the Los Angeles Times Community News Group. While at the station, she won awards for her local government coverage and investigative reports.

Melanie Hicken CNN

Hicken is working at CNN where She works alongside other famous CNN meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;

  1. Nia-Malika Henderson
  2. Kristen Holmes
  3. Joe Johns
  4. Athena Jones
  5. Jomana Karadsheh
  6. Randi Kaye
  7. Alison Kosik
  8. Kyung Lah
  9. Ed Lavandera
  10. MJ Lee
  11. Oren Liebermann
  12. Kristie Lu Stout
  13. Suzanne Malveaux
  14. Phil Mattingly

Melanie Hicken ProPublica

Before that, she was a Freelance Researcher for ProPublica. While at the station she analyzed and compiled records from New York court cases for investigation projects on prosecutor misconduct in the New York City court system.

Previously, Hicken was working for The Daily Orange serving as a News Editor, Special Projects Editor. While at the station she Led a staff of four assistant editors and dozens of writers as news editor. Moreover, Melanie organized coverage of the 2008 U.S. presidential election as a special projects editor.

In addition to that, she has worked as Metro Reporting Intern in The Orange County Register for 3 months. Besides that, she has been a Business Desk Intern for The Washington Times for 3 months. While at the station, Hicken was enterprised and wrote daily business news stories and weekly profiles of local business leaders. Lastly, Melanie worked for The Signal Newspaper where she served as an Intern General Assignment Reporter.

Melanie Hicken Social Media Platforms

She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, and Twitter.  She has over 400 followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on her Twitter accounts.

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