Melissa Blasius Biography
Melissa Blasius is an American award-winning investigative reporter and multimedia journalist working at ABC15 serving as an investigative reporter. She rejoined ABC15 in March 2019.
Melissa Blasius Age
Blasius 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 40s.
Melissa Blasius Height
Blasius stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches tall (1.67m).
Melissa Blasius Family
Blasius 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 Blasius has any siblings.
Melissa Blasius Husband
Blaisus is happily married to her handsome husband and together are blessed with a son, stepdaughters, and grandson. Whenever she is not working, she enjoys spending her free time playing board games with her family, watching movies, and running.
Melissa Blasius Net Worth
Blasius has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million-$5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an investigative reporter.
Melissa Blasius Salary
Blasius earns an annual salary ranging from $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Melissa Blasius Education
In 1995, she joined Northwestern University where she attained her B.S. in Broadcast Journalism (Double Major: Political Science) in 1998.
Melissa Blasius Career
Blasius serves as an investigative reporter at ABC15 and led the station’s coverage of the legacy and life of Sen. John McCain in 2018 as well as reported on the 2017 Las Vegas massacre. Due to her reporting, she was able to influence changes in state law as well as lead to the resignations of top government officials. She previously worked at the Arizona Department of Health Services where she served as the director of communications prior to rejoining ABC15 in March 2019.
Prior to that, she worked at KUSA-TV where she served as an investigative reporter for about 3 years and one month. During her tenure at KUSA-TV, she enclosed a secret patient waiting list at the VA hospital and interviewed Mark Redwine who was later convicted of murdering his son Dylan.
Before that, she worked at News24Houston where she served as a political reporter. Before that, she worked at WOTV-TV where she served as a reporter and anchor for about 2 years and 8 months. From 1998 to 2000, she worked at WICD-TV where she served as a photographer and reporter.
Blasius has also enclosed quite a number of national events including the disaster at the space shuttle Columbia as well as former President Barack Obama’s inauguration. In addition to that, she also covered a story about drug smugglers in the desert and also interviewed a talking pig.
Blasius has also been awarded several top journalism awards all across the country. The ABC15 Investigators and Blasius were recognized with a George Foster Peabody Award, a du-Pont Columbia Award, and the U.S. Hillman Prize in 2022. She was also awarded with a Sunshine Award and an Emmy Award from the Valley’s Society of Professional Journalists. She was also honored by the National Headliner Awards in 2021 for her reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic.
Melissa Blasius ABC15
Blasius is working at ABC15 where she works alongside other famous ABC15 meteorologists, anchors, and reporters including;
- Craig Fouhy
- Fay Fredricks
- Nohelani Graf
- Nicole Grigg
- Nicole Gutierrez
- Collin Harmon
- Patrick Hayes
- Iris Hermosillo
- Ashley Holden
- Courtney Holmes
- Justin Pazera
- Cameron Polom
- Katie Raml
- Allison Rodriguez
- Marc Thompson
Melissa Blasius Social Media Platforms
She is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. She has over 11.2k followers on Twitter.