Polished Houston luncheon

august 21, 2018, 12:00-1:00 pm

Maggiano's Little Italy
2019 Post Oak Blvd
houston, tx 77056

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Melissa Wilson

Emmy Award Winning Melissa Wilson is the Co-Anchor for FOX 26 Morning News weekdays from 6 to 10 a.m.

Then, she loves to head out to the Texas Medical Center and throw on comfy scrubs and follow doctors and patients through procedures, as Medical Reporter for FOX 26. Melissa Co-Anchored the prime-time FOX 26 News at 9:00 p.m. for ten years, as part of the longest running anchor team at FOX 26. Melissa made the switch to mornings in 2010, when her son began school and she needed "mom friendly" working hours. It's 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.

A Texas native, Melissa received her Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications from Baylor University. She began her career as the evening anchor at KAUZ-TV in Wichita Falls and then went on to anchor at Florida's News Channel.

Houston Woman Magazine named Melissa one of the "Top 50 Most Influential Women in Houston". American Women in Radio and Television nominated Melissa for "Personality of the Year". She has been honored with 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".

Melissa has been an Honorary Co-Chair for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure since 2000. She also serves on their Advisory Board of Directors. She serves, or has served, on the following Boards of Directors: Children at Risk, Lazarus House, March of Dimes, United Way, Harris County Community College Nurse's Association, "Gifts with Heart", and Baylor Business Network. This year will be her 12th Annual "Melissa Wilson Golf Classic" for Children at Risk.

Melissa is a member of 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. 

Melissa is a mother of two who enjoys playing sports with her children, teaching their Sunday School classes, and has served as their Scout Den Mother for five years.  She enjoys scuba diving, sky diving, reading, and scrapbooking.  If she’s not hanging out with her boys, she’s getting creative in her craft room.

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