Melissa Luck

Executive News Director

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Melissa Luck is the Executive News Director at 4 News Now.

Melissa joined the 4 News Now in 2002 as a General Assignment Reporter. She’s worked as an anchor and manager, but reporting is her passion. She’s been fortunate to cover every type of story, from the Seahawks first trip to the Super Bowl in 2006 to a polygamous cult in British Columbia.

Her work has been honored with Emmy nominations and Edward R. Murrow Awards. She’s most proud, though, of the journalists she’s mentored over the years.

Melissa is a second-generation journalist; her dad was a TV sportscaster and reporter for his entire career and she made her local news debut in Milwaukee just hours after she was born. She grew up in Great Falls, Montana and graduated from Marquette University.

After internships in Milwaukee and Washington, DC, Melissa began her reporting career at KNDU-TV in Kennewick.

She’s completed broadcast and leadership training through the Poynter Institute, National Association of Broadcasters and the Carole Kneeland Project for Responsible TV Journalism. She represents the Northwest on the board of the Radio Television Digital News Association.

She also serves on the board of Spokane-based non-profit Project Beauty Share, which provides hygiene and beauty products to non-profit organizations that serve women and families overcoming poverty, abuse and addiction.

Melissa is a die-hard Marquette basketball fan, an avid WSU Cougar football fan and a voracious reader. She loves Spokane parks and Washington wine.

She’s married to 4 News Now Good Morning Northwest anchor Derek Deis. They have two sons, Dylan and Daniel.

Articles

Emails: FBI, local police communicated about Patriot Front presence in North Idaho long before June arrests

Spokane officer shot Sunday is a 27-year veteran

WSP arrested more drunk drivers Hoopfest weekend than any other weekend this year

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City of Spokane puts up fencing, clears campers from Sprague/Division underpasses

4 News Now Extreme Team brightens day with ‘Gardening for Grands’

Battle over South Spokane sports complex gets new life with court decision

Family says Spokane girl attacked by cougar is awake in the hospital

Man killed in northwest Spokane house fire

Spokane mayor opposes water restriction ordinance, calls it ‘punitive’

Wastewater data shows COVID rising fast in Spokane County

Gov. Inslee: New indoor mask mandate ‘not under consideration’

Feds announce major seizure of fentanyl, guns off streets of Spokane

Randy Weaver, man at center of Ruby Ridge standoff, has died

More kids in Washington are getting COVID, going to the hospital

‘Notorious RBG’ authors in Spokane next week for Women Helping Women event

Want to zipline along the Spokane River? It’s still on the table

Liberty Lake City Council will decide if ‘Gender Queer’ book should be removed from library

WSU President says he’s not interested in NCAA top job

House of Charity moving homeless shelter outside of downtown Spokane

Car stolen from Morning Star Boys ranch, quickly crashes on Glenrose

Saving Our Sons: ‘We have to ensure male mental health’

Spokane Police arrest man accused of stealing catalytic converter

New homes planned for site of former golf course south of Spokane

Saving Our Sons: A conversation about boys and mental health on 4 News Now

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Deputies: Drunk Spokane driver switched seats to avoid DUI; new driver rammed into patrol car

Car thefts up nearly 90 percent in Spokane

Spokane man indicted on fraud charges for stealing COVID relief funds

‘Now is the time to move forward’: Washington Dept. of Health announcing plan for ‘co-existing’ with COVID-19

Gonzaga’s Timme surprises first graders before NCAA tournament

Two years after pandemic began, another milestone in Washington

National Guard called in to help at Washington Veterans Homes

Man forced his way into ex-girlfriend’s Liberty Lake home, was shot by a deputy

Eastbound I-90 lanes near Liberty Lake back open

Computer issues plague Spokane’s VA Medical Center, force shutdown

Rep. McMorris Rodgers draws criticism for picture of other reps heckling at State of the Union

Spokane Police investigating shooting on lower South Hill, shooter at large