Melissa Newman

Melissa Newman

Melissa Newman joins the KEYT-KCOY-KKFX family as a general assignment reporter with a deep passion for storytelling. At the age of eight,  Melissa wrote, directed, and filmed her first movie. It was then she realized her love for telling stories. 

Melissa was born and raised in Jupiter, Florida. She studied Media Communications and Political Science at Florida State University and interned at the Florida House of Representatives her senior year.

The native Floridian then ventured into a career in journalism, and worked at KHGI-NTV News in Nebraska before making the big jump to the West Coast.

Melissa is passionate about hip-hop, chicken nuggets, dogs and coffee and hopes to one day have a talk show that combines all  four of those things. 

Catch Melissa's daily reports on KCOY 12 Central Coast News. Send her your story tips and ideas, and be sure to say hello when you see her out and about in our community.

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