Melissa Holmes Biography
Melissa Holmes is an American three-time Emmy-awarded journalist who serves WGRZ as co-anchor of Daybreak on weekday mornings from 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. Further, she has anchored the program for more than a decade. She joined the station in January 2012. Previously, she served WIVB/WNLO-TV as an anchor and reporter.
Melissa Holmes Age
Holmes likes to keep her personal life private hence she has not yet disclosed the date, month, or year she was born. However, she might be in her 40’s.
Melissa Holmes Height
Holmes stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Melissa Holmes Family
Holmes 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 Holmes has any siblings.
Melissa Holmes Husband
Holmes is married to Jay who happens to be a sports reporter for The Buffalo News. Together they have been blessed with a son who they named Elliott and they are also parents to a dog called Lucy. She resided in Buffalo New York.
Melissa Holmes Net Worth
Holmes has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as an anchor and multi-media journalist.
Melissa Holmes Salary
Holmes earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Melissa Holmes Education
Holmes attended and graduated from Sweet Home High School, later on, she attended Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a major in Broadcast Journalism.
Melissa Holmes Career
Holmes serves WGRZ as co-anchor of Daybreak on weekday mornings from 4:30 to 7:00 a.m. Further, she has anchored the program for more than a decade. Additionally, she has a segment dubbed “Good Neighbors” series where she celebrates WNY. She joined the station in January 2012. Previously, she served WIVB/WNLO-TV as an anchor and reporter.
Amherst is her native home. Her career in journalism began at Sky News where she was part of the “War Room.” Later on, she served as a producer at Syracuse’s WTVH-5 and as a reporter at WSYR-9. She later relocated back some in 2005, to Buffalo to work at WIVB-TV. In her line of work, she has covered a number of stories that touched western New Yorkers residents’ lives.
Some of these stories include the Surprise October Storm, the “Snowvember” Storm of 2014, the Crash of Flight 3407, the search for Ralph “Bucky” Phillips, and the arrest and conviction of the Bikepath Rapist. She did a report, on a Super Bowl-winning NFL player who battled mental illness and the stigma surrounding it which she named “Under the Helmet.”
In 2018, this report earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award. Additionally, she earned Melissa first place for Public Service with the New York State Associated Press awards on the same story. She has been awarded three Emmy’s one in 2014, for Best Morning Newscast, and one in 2009, for her morning reporting during a windstorm.
For her 2016 report about two young leukemia patients who fell in love, she attained a third Emmy. In addition, her College honored her with the Female News Anchor of the Year Award in 2013. During her leisure time, she enjoys cooking for her family, enjoying Buffalo’s many festivals, and attending dozens of charitable events each year with her family.
Melissa Holmes WGRZ-TV
Holmes is working at WGRZ-TV where she works alongside other famous WGRZ-TV anchors and reporters including;
- Julianne Pelusi
- Ashley Holder
- Adam Benigni
- Liz Lewin
- Danielle Church
- Jackie Roberts
- Elyse Smith
- Maria Genero
- Heather Waldman
- Patrick Hammer
- Kate Welshofer
- Ron Plants
- Claudine Ewing
- Heather Ly
- Kelly Dudzik
- Micheal Wooten
- Pete Gallivan
- Maryalice Demler
- Scott Levin
Melissa Holmes Social Media Platforms
Holmes is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has over 15k followers on Twitter, over 4k followers on Instagram, and over 9k followers on Facebook.