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Lyanne Melendez is an American Award-winning broadcast journalist, Reporter and news anchor for the KGO ABC 7 news in San Francisco.

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Lyanne Melendez Biography

Lyanne Melendez is an American Award-winning broadcast journalist, Reporter and news anchor for the KGO ABC 7 news in San Francisco.

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Melendez was born in the year 1988. She is aged 31 years as of 2019.

Lyanne Melendez Career and Education

Melendez joined KGO in 1994 as a general assignment reporter. She brings years of experience to ABC7 along with numerous honors and awards which reflect her accomplished career. Melendez covers the AIDS and education beat in the Bay Area, is guest host of ABC7’s Beyond the Headlines, and fill-in news anchor. Melendez began her broadcasting career in 1984 as a production specialist at WTMJ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

She has also worked in San Juan, Puerto Rico; as well as CNN-Spanish in New York where she was a senior correspondent and substitute anchor before relocating to KGO. Melendez received an Emmy® and RTNDA award for Nicholas’ Gift of Life, the story of a Bay Area boy whose organs were donated to seven Italian recipients in 1999. She received the Latina Media Person of the Year Award from New York University and her local reporting has been recognized by the California Teachers Association in 1992.

Her charitable contributions include working with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, Scholar Match, 826 Valencia (a writing center), the Mission Economic Development Agency, Galeria de la Raza/Studio 24; and Melendez’s own organization, “From Closet to Care,” which supports unaccompanied minors who come to the Bay Area from Central America.

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Melendez received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Alabama and a Master’s degree in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin. She has traveled to Somalia, Iraq, Central and South America, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait on special assignments.

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