Melanie Lawson Bio, Wiki, ABC -KTRK, Age, Education, Height, Family, Husband, Children, and Career

Melanie Lawson Biography|Profile

Melanie Lawson is a skilled American journalist currently working at ABC -KTRK as an anchor. The award-winning journalist is privileged to work in the city where she grew up. Journalism has always been in her blood. Lawson is the anchor of Live at 5 and ABC13’s midday show, Eyewitness News at 11 a.m.

Melanie Lawson Age

How old is Lawson? She is 53 years old as of 2024. Lawson was born on March 10, 1969, in Houston, Texas, the United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 10th of March, every year.

Melanie Lawson Education

She earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and a joint degree in Law and Journalism from Columbia University.

Melanie Lawson Height|Weight

She stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 60kgs.

Melanie Lawson Family

She is the daughter of Rev. Bill Lawson (father). At 90 years old he served as the minister for the Baptist Student Union at Texas Southern University. Her mother is called Audrey Lawson. She was a social worker and sadly she died due to natural causes at the age of 83 in December 2015. Audrey and her husband Bill were the co-owners of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. She also has siblings named Cheryl Lawson, Eric Lawson, and Roxanne Lawson.

Melanie Lawson
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Melanie Lawson Husband|Married

She was married to a businessman named Geary G Broadnax. He worked at Insync Internet Services Inc. On the 13th of December 1986, the couple tied the knot in a private ceremony in Harris Country, Texas. Their marriage did not work out and they broke up.

Melanie Lawson Children

She likes to keep her personal life private, hence she has not disclosed information about whether she has children or not. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.

Melanie Lawson Career

Lawson has had a varied and exhilarating career at ABC13, covering virtually every city, state, and national election. In addition, she covered stories as wide-ranging as Houston’s first Black and female mayors to natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey and the deadly Texas ice storm, to the global careers of superstar performer Beyonce and Destiny’s Child.

Lawson has traveled to Cuba, Panama, Australia, Sudan, and South Africa, among other national and international locations. Furthermore, she won numerous awards for her reporting. They include three Emmys, and she is well-known for her in-depth interviews with a wide range of notables which include three U.S. presidents, Vice President Kamala Harris, prima ballerinas Lauren Anderson and Misty Copeland, the Dalai Lama, legendary journalists Barbara Walters, Robin Roberts, and Ann Curry, the late poet Maya Angelou, gospel superstar Yolanda Adams, former heavyweight champion boxer George Foreman, film directors Tyler Perry and Spike Lee, evangelists Joel and Victoria Osteen, and actors Betty White and Denzel Washington.

Lawson’s favorite stories are those about Houston’s rich, multi-ethnic community – especially stories about children and those quietly working to make a difference in their lives. Notably, she is a proud member of the church founded by her parents, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church.

Melanie Lawson Achievements

Lawson’s involvement in the Houston community is far-reaching. She has served numerous community organizations, which include Houston Ballet, SHAPE Community Center, Asia Society, the Rothko Chapel, the Houston Museum of African American Culture, National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Children’s Defense Fund, Volunteer Houston, the Ensemble Theatre, and the Houston Association of Black Journalists. Moreover, she is a member of the Texas Lone Star Chapter of the Emmys, Women in Film and Television, and the American Leadership Forum. Lawson belongs to the Houston Chapter of Links Incorporated, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. In addition, she is a former member of the Board of Trustees at Princeton University.

Lawson has received many honors as the YWCA’s “Outstanding Women of the Year,” and has lifetime achievement awards from the Houston Press Club, Houston Community College, Women in Film and Television, and the Houston Association of Black Journalists. On top of that, she has been named a “Women of Distinction” by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and given the Ben and Julie Rogers Ecumenism Award from the Anti-Defamation League.

Lawson earned her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and a joint degree in Law and Journalism from Columbia University. She served at a Wall Street law firm for three years before returning to Houston and broadcast journalism and she is a member of both Texas and New York State Bars.

Melanie Lawson salary |Net Worth

She has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000 and has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earns from her broadcasting career.

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