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

Catholic bishops recommend choosing vaccine other than Johnson & Johnson

Report: Spokane Police use force on Blacks, Native Americans at disproportionate rate

Cougs release football schedule, will start season with three games at home

Pandemic did not lead to spike in overall crime in Spokane

Stay Division I? Drop football? EWU weighing options for athletic department

Alaska Airlines ordered to pay Spokane family for mother's death from escalator injury

Family of accused Whitman County rapist suing over his in-custody suicide

Hate group says it 'suspended' member accused of attacking Spokane synagogue

Guess what's still on the table for Spokane? Monsters of Rock Reunion Tour

Effort to ban Washington schools from using Native American names and mascots goes to full House

North Idaho woman pleads guilty to killing her husband

Gov. Inslee to start Phase 2 early to help restaurants on Valentine's Day

Veteran WSP trooper killed in avalanche in central Washington

Spokane City Council condemns temple attack, explores Office of Civil Rights

Mead School District offering counseling for students grieving death of classmate

Pullman School District spending $725,000 for teacher bonuses in pandemic

Gov. Inslee urges teachers to go back to the classroom, not wait for vaccinations

Man admits killing two women, dismembering bodies in Adams County

Website now tracks school reopenings across Washington

Spokane woman, sister of cold case victim petitions city for resources to focus on unsolved crimes

Bill in Washington legislature would make it a felony to deface monuments

WA senators say Trump's inaction on wildfire relief 'has held constituents hostage for 128 days'

Flu cases low nationwide as Americans distance themselves, wear masks in COVID-19 pandemic

McMorris Rodgers denies repeated requests for interviews, invites Spokesman editor to inauguration

Do you have questions about when and where you can get the COVID-19 vaccine? We do, too

Spokane Co. woman sues Folgers, says its canister is short 41 cups of coffee

Cougs land quarterback transfer from Tennessee

Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers will object to certification of presidential election

After weekend concert and nightclub opening, Northern Quest explains decision to allow crowds

'Covid just helped cement a difficult decision': Perry District restaurant closing for good

Bloomsday will be virtual race only in 2021

'No good deed goes unpunished': Dry Fly has to pay $14k fee for making hand sanitizer

2020 in Review: The most-read local stories on KXLY.com

This is the most snow Spokane has ever received on December 30th... and it's still snowing

After 37 years of service, Kootenai Co Sheriff Ben Wolfinger says goodbye

New WA Sec of Health: 2020 was just the 'first half' of this pandemic

State expert 'optimistic, but cautious'

Mnuchin: Stimulus checks will start arriving in your bank account as early as Tuesday night

'I believe assistance should be more targeted': Rep. McMorris Rodgers on why voted against bigger stimulus checks

Rams place Kupp on COVID-19 list