Melina Matthes - Reporter - FOX 42: Omaha News, Sports and Weather; |

Melina Matthes - Reporter

Melina Matthes - Reporter

Melina Matthes joined the Fox 42 news team in September 2012 as a Video Journalist.

Melina was born and raised in Omaha.  She bleeds Husker red and loves the excitement of game day in Lincoln.  "Nebraska is truly the good life," Melina says.  Melina is the youngest in her family of three brothers and one sister.  Her fondest memories of her childhood is taking family vacations and getting together for the holidays.

Her passion for journalism began when she was young.  Every summer she rode her bike to the neighborhood pool.  Her journey would take her past a local television station.  "I dreamed of being a reporter, just like the ones that I had seen entering and exiting the building on those hot summer days," Melina remembers. 

Melina received a degree in biology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha and a degree in broadcast journalism from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln.

Before coming to KPTM Fox 42, Melina was a Reporter and Weekend Producer for KLKN-TV in Lincoln.  In addition, she worked as the Weekend Anchor for KFOR 1240AM.  While in College, she interned at KPTM, KLKN, and worked for KRNU.  "I love what I do.  Being there as history is unfolding is exciting.  People have a right to know the truth and what's going on around them and I'm here to tell it," she adds.

Melina has played the violin since she was 8 years old and loves to travel as well as spend time with family and friends.  She also enjoys fine dining, golfing, seeing new movies and shopping.

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