Melissa Luck

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Melissa Luck is the Executive News Director at 4 News Now, overseeing TV news, digital platforms, promotion and news production.

Melissa’s passion for journalism began pretty much at birth. Her father was a television sportscaster and she made her first TV appearance just hours after she was born. She spent most of her childhood in Great Falls, Montana. Melissa is a graduate of Marquette University and is among the university’s most passionate and unrealistic basketball fans. She’s grateful for the Jesuit education that taught her to put people first and she hopes that philosophy extends to her journalism and leadership.

After completing internships in Milwaukee and Washington, DC, Melissa began her reporting career at KNDU-TV in Kennewick. She came to 4 News Now in 2002 as a general assignment reporter, covering everything from child serial killer Joseph Duncan to the Seahawks first Super Bowl. She has also served as the station’s weekend anchor and continues to fill in on the anchor desk from time to time.

Her true passions are journalism and journalists’ rights. She believes strongly in the protections of the First Amendment and in journalists’ responsibilities to be transparent and factual. She’s completed training through National Association of Broadcasters and the Poynter Institute and is a frequent contributor for the Radio Television Digital News Association. She loves speaking to college classes about journalism and television news.

Melissa is a passionate Twitter user, a loud Marquette basketball fan, an avid WSU Cougar football fan and a voracious reader. Hit her up for a book recommendation anytime. She’s married to 4 News Now Good Morning Northwest anchor Derek Deis. They have two sons, Dylan and Daniel, who are budding storytellers and camera hogs.

Articles

No cafeterias, alternating high school schedules: Spokane Schools working through back-to-school plans

WA Dept. of Health warns of 'catastrophic outcomes' if state doesn't slow COVID-19 transmission

Washington Dept of Health: We're still not seeing the biggest mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic

Health data shows Spokane County's Pacific Islanders disproportionately affected by COVID-19

Spokane County judges pledge to 'do better and be better' regarding racial equality

WSU announces plans for fall semester: 'It will not be what you're used to'

Spokane City Council releases first draft of proposed police reforms

Health officer: 21 COVID-19 cases linked to Spokane County restaurant

More inmates of Eastern Washington prison will be tested for COVID-19, as cases rise

State of Washington lays out plans for students to return to college campuses this fall

No decision yet on Spokane city pools this summer

EWU Faculty Senate votes 'no confidence' in university president

Cases of COVID-19 climbing at Eastern Washington prison

Washington's budget forecast bleak in the wake of COVID-19

Community Colleges of Spokane preparing for 'largest budget cut' in its history

Check out the design plans for the new Joe Albi stadium

Spokane man has attempted murder charges dropped, is arrested for murder three weeks later

Spokane Police ombudsman recommends enhanced training in report about controversial arrest

Washington sues man accused of marketing, selling fake COVID-19 vaccine

Hoopfest Organizers: "As of today, it is safe to plan for August 22nd and 23rd"

Court docs: Mom in Amber Alert case may have been spotted in Kansas

Report details history of police use of force in Spokane

Lake Chelan water park taking state to court over stay home order

What are Spokane Police using to quell large disturbances?

Close to 400 positions impacted by budget cuts at EWU

County housing isolated COVID-19 patients at Spokane Valley hotel

Court docs: Man accused of refusing to isolate with COVID-19 awaiting trial for rape of two teenage girls

COVID 19-positive man arrested twice for DUI is already awaiting trial for rape in North Idaho

Sentencing of former Ferris H.S. coach delayed because of COVID-19

COVID-19 killing many more men than women in Spokane County

State of Washington filing court challenge against Dept of Education over COVID-19 relief for students

State health officials: Spokane does not have to restart application to move to phase 2

WSU's President asks all departments to prepare for COVID19-related budget cuts

CDC calls COVID-19 spread through Washington choir a 'superspreader event'

City, County confirm plan to move homeless into Spokane Arena

509 local YMCA employees laid off in COVID-19 shutdown; state document lists other major layoffs

Table for 2? Leave your email. Gov lays out strict guidelines for restaurants in phase two

Two more Spokane Veterans Home residents die after testing positive for COVID-19

Spokane health board approves request to ask Gov. Inslee to speed up county's reopening