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

Oprah names Spokane author's book one of the best of 2020

Zags will face Vols in Jimmy V Classic

Cougar men's basketball schedule finally taking shape

Spokane Schools report: Most elementary schools report less than 90% attendance in remote learning

Inslee joins Oregon, California issuing travel advisory, recommending 14-day quarantine period

Apple Cup kickoff time set

4 years in limbo: Spokane family demands action from federal government for delaying adopted daughter's immigration process

Spokane Board of Health votes to terminate health officer Dr. Bob Lutz

Ferry Co. Sheriff: Loren Culp has a job with his department if he wants it

Ferry Co Sheriff confirms his agency is finalizing deal to provide law enforcement for town of Republic

From the newsroom: Here's what you can expect from us on Election Day (and beyond)

It's Pac-12 after dark for Cougs opener at Oregon State

Spokane Schools forming plan for naming and renaming schools, mascots

Winds blow roof off of central Washington elementary school

Last five Washington counties can move to phase 2

Bonner County Sheriff's Office warns people to get off the water due to stormy conditions

Colleges currently largest source of COVID-19 outbreaks in Washington

WA Dept of Health: Minorities hospitalized, dying at higher rates from COVID-19

Part of reason for big spike in Spokane Co. COVID-19 cases is outbreak at EWU

Could a zipline be coming to downtown Spokane?

Despite earlier cancellation, 'COPS' film crews ride again with Spokane Co deputies

Sex offender who once sold drugs in special commitment center accused of rape in Spokane

#4ThePeople: What questions do you have about Washington's Comprehensive Sexual Health Education curriculum?

No change for Coeur d'Alene Schools; board votes to stay in 'orange' category

Spokane health officer: Rise in cases is the Labor Day spike they feared

Lumber prices continue to soar nationwide, driving up cost of new homes

Equity, access highlight WA superintendent's budget requests

Gov. Inslee on bringing apples outside state quarantine area: 'We regret that mistake'

Mental health concerns grow as pandemic grinds on

Department of Health: More than half of Washington counties meet criteria to resume some in-person classes

Alaska Airlines halts flights in and out of Spokane because of wildfire smoke

CDC: Children can spread COVID-19, even if they're not showing symptoms

Washington's 5 highest-paid state employees in 2019 were college coaches

Rate of COVID-19 infections in Washington continues to decline

WA Dept of Health still wants people with symptoms or close contact to get tested for COVID-19

Study: More than half of adults with school-aged kids at risk for severe COVID-19 illness

Spokane Schools to discuss new safety model; Resource officers replaced by staff that will no longer arrest students

Notebooks, pencils, mask, thermometer: Spokane Schools releases COVID-19 school supply list

Court docs: Spokane mom locked child in dog crate, deprived him of food