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

Ephrata community steps up to buy COVID tests, sports are back on

‘We have never seen a number like this before’: Idaho COVID positivity rate climbs to record high

Woman hit by car, killed near Spokane’s Mission Park

Coeur d’Alene Schools hit critical levels with staff shortages due to COVID

Has Washington’s omicron surge peaked?

Lack of staffing moves Reardan-Edwall schools online

Spokane Schools report more than 500 cases of COVID this week

Spokane Valley Rep’s bill would allow DOT to hire back workers who have had COVID

‘Every day, we see more patients than the day before’: Staffing, COVID surge challenge Spokane hospitals

No concessions at Zags games to combat omicron surge

U.S. Marshals offer reward for man wanted in large-scale Spokane fraud ring

City of Spokane: Claims of a homeless shelter in old South Hill Albertsons ‘100% inaccurate’

Spokane fire crews find ‘hoarder conditions’, human feces and 11 children in home in east central

Another Zags game postponed because of COVID

Spokane crews finish full-city plow, prepare for next round of snow Monday

Investigators: Fire at church in Spokane’s Lincoln Heights caused by electrical issue

Frigid temperatures don’t stop annual Polar Bear Plunge into Lake Coeur d’Alene

Contemplating a Dry January? Here’s what it could do for your health

Fire crews knock down New Year’s Eve house fire in east Spokane

Bill would declare pickleball the official state sport of Washington

Next team up! Cougs will now face Central Michigan in Sun Bowl

‘I would do it again in a heartbeat’: Families spend Christmas Eve rescuing elk from freezing Kettle River

PHOTOS: Volunteers rescue elk from Kettle River on Christmas Eve

Missing man found at Schweitzer airlifted off mountain, later pronounced dead

Spokane dad charged with homicide for young daughter’s fentanyl overdose

Pandemic ‘end game’: Oregon researchers find breakthrough COVID cases bring ‘super immunity’

‘Post-mortem mayhem’: Court docs detail cannibalism charge in North Idaho murder

Amber Alert issued for missing Lewiston teenager believed to be with a man who could be ‘armed and dangerous’

Spokane Police: No evidence murder victim sex trafficked suspect’s daughter

Cougs rack up conference honors in Apple Cup win

Throw out the records, it’s time for the Apple Cup

Spokane woman arrested, accused of threatening a federal judge

Spokane School Board will discuss creating ‘anti-racist’ environment

Spokane patients among hundreds given expired COVID-19 vaccines

Give to the Salvation Army with 4 News Now’s virtual red kettle

Kids in Eastern Washington have the highest rate of COVID cases

You’re not imagining things: Nearly everything costs more than it did last month

Washington passes milestone: 10 million COVID vaccine doses given

UW’s Jimmy Lake suspended over sideline incident

‘This is your opportunity to take a step back’: Former WSU coach Nick Rolovich appeals dismissal over vaccine mandate