Melanie Barden joined the CBS Austin News team in March, 2017 as a morning reporter. Before joining CBS Austin, Melanie was an MMJ/ Reporter for WACH Fox News in Columbia, South Carolina. There, Melanie covered the 1,000-year floods as well as the historic removal of the Confederate Flag from the Statehouse.
Melanie graduated from the University of Virginia, and that’s where her broadcasting career began. In her last year at UVA, she worked behind the scenes at NBC29 in Charlottesville, VA. After college, she moved to Virginia Beach where she worked as an Editor for WTKR News Channel 3.
Melanie loves traveling, exploring new restaurants and spending time with family. She’s excited to get to know Texas, so if you ever see her around, don’t hesitate to say ‘Hi.’ Melanie would love to hear from you for any story ideas: firstname.lastname@example.org.