Melissa Wilson Biography
Melissa Wilson is a skilled American journalist and an Emmy Award-winning currently working at FOX 26 as an anchor for Morning News weekdays.
Melissa Wilson Age
How old is Wilson? She is around 40 years old as of 2023. She was born on January 23rd, however, she has not revealed information regarding her year of birth. She celebrates her birthday on January 23rd every year.
Melissa Wilson Education
Wilson attended and graduated from Baylor University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications. She started her broadcasting career as the evening anchor at KAUZ-TV in Wichita Falls and then went on to anchor at Florida’s News Channel.
Melissa Wilson Height|Weight
Wilson stands on an average height of 5 feet 7 inches and weighs around 60kgs
Melissa Wilson Family
She was born in Texas, the united state, however, she has not revealed information regarding her family members. This information will be updated as soon as it is available.
Melissa Wilson Husband
Melissa is happily married to David Wilson. The duo tied the knot on 6 June 2003 in a private wedding ceremony attended by close friends and family members.
Melissa Wilson Children
Wilson and her husband are blessed with two children, Zach and Caleb. The adorable family resides in Houston, TX. However, she shared the news that her son Caleb was battling Leukemia on Dec 12, 2018
Melissa Wilson Son
Unfortunately, in the year 2013 her son, Caleb was diagnosed with Leukemia at the age of 6 years. The news anchor has been receiving so much support from her co-workers and fans. In addition, Wilson has also assisted in starting a blog to document her journey & progress. Fortunately, Caleb overcame cancer and is currently healthy.
Melissa Wilson FOX 26
Wilson mostly heads out to the Texas Medical Center and throws on comfy scrubs and follows doctors and patients through procedures, as a medical reporter for FOX 26. In addition, she co-anchored FOX 26 News at 9 p.m. for ten years, as part of the longest-running anchor team at FOX 26. In 2010. she made the switch to mornings when her son began school and she needed “mom-friendly” working hours.
That was a great move career-wise, as she enjoys all of the live interviews and a more relaxed format that comes with a morning news program. She was born and raised in Texas. Wilson attended and graduated from Baylor University where she received her Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications. She started her broadcasting career as the evening anchor at KAUZ-TV in Wichita Falls and then went on to anchor at Florida’s News Channel.
Wilson was named by Houston Woman Magazine as one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Women in Houston”. In addition, the American Women in Radio and Television nominated Melissa for “Personality of the Year”. She has received the prestigious “Gracie Award” and Lone Star Emmy Awards. The Fair Care Center of Houston named Melissa a “Living Legend”. The Houston Press named Melissa one of Houston’s “Most Beautiful Reporters”.
Since 2000, Melissa has been an Honorary Co-Chair for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. She also serves on their Advisory Board of Directors. Moreover, she serves, or has served, on the following Boards of Directors: Lazarus House, United Way, Harris County Community College Nurse’s Association, March of Dimes, “Gifts with Heart”, Children at Risk, and Baylor Business Network. This year will be her 12th Annual “Melissa Wilson Golf Classic” for Children at Risk.
Melissa Wilson Career
Wilson is an active member of the Baylor University Women’s Association and Sigma Kappa’s Alumnae Association. She is a “Friend” of Escape Family Resource Center. She has volunteered for the Christian Community Service Center and is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalists and The Society of Professional Journalists.
She got the opportunity to interview prominent names from Mexico’s President Vicente Fox, Bill O’Reilly, Walter Cronkite, Karl Rove, and Dan Rather, to Actors James Earl Jones, Kofi Annan, Andy McDowell, Rob Schneider, Lucy Liu, and singers Josh Groban, Clay Walker, Nora Jones, and Amy Grant. She has gotten to meet Presidents George HW Bush, Bill Clinton, First Ladies Barbara Bush, Jimmy Carter, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Laura Bush, as well as Al and Tipper Gore.
Melissa is also passionate about children’s activities. She serves as the Co-Den Leader with her husband for their son’s Cub Scouts troop. She has served on the Capital Campaign Cabinet, as well as the Gala Fundraising Committee at her son’s school. She has taught her sons Sunday school classes. She also loves to play sports with her children. They stay busy taking care of the family pets, including a puppy, two cats, a leopard gecko, a turtle, fire belly toads, hermit crabs, a hamster, and many fish. During her free time, she enjoys capturing special moments with her family and career through scrapbooking. Gardening is also one of her favorite ways to spend time.
Melissa Wilson Salary
She has an estimated salary ranging between $70,000 – $125,000.
Melissa Wilson Net Worth
Wilson has an estimated net worth of $1 Million -$5 Million which she earned from her broadcasting career.
Melissa Wilson Social media Platforms
She is very active on social media platforms and has over 29.5k followers on Twitter, 23.5k followers on Instagram, and over 4k followers on Facebook.