Melanie Russell is a digital content producer for WATE-TV. She is an alumna of Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Spanish. Born and raised in Houston, Texas, Melanie has worked in journalism since her graduation and move across the country to scribble for print publications in western-rural Montana and in the Seattle area. Awards earned include Montana Newspaper Association Better Newspaper Contest and Society of Professional Journalists – Western Washington Pro. In her spare time, Melanie and her family enjoy fishing, hiking, camping and enjoying beautiful East Tennessee.