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

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

Spokane parks programs for rest of 2020 in jeopardy due to COVID-19

Spokane-area elected officials plead case to Gov. Inslee for early reopening

Gov Inslee wants "no new cases in three weeks" before allowing accelerated plan

Crosses placed at Spokane City Hall memorialize those lost to COVID-19

Less traffic, fewer red light tickets in Spokane in March

Washington inmate files federal lawsuit over COVID-19; once called ‘king of frivolous claims’

Spokane’s health officer concerned over Idaho, Northern Quest reopening

Cannon Street warming shelter closing as contract ends this week

Spokane Schools on the verge of COVID-19 related financial emergency

Report: State of Washington has spent more than $450 million on supplies to fight COVID-19

First woman ever held at McNeil Island facility for violent sexual predators released, living in Spokane

History of sexually abusing young children

Man in his 80s marks Spokane County’s 20th death from COVID-19

Spokane’s elected officials want ‘more flexibility’ in reopening economy

"We're not the Puget Sound"

State tracking shows wide range of COVID-19 testing across Washington

Washington unemployment rate jumped to 5.1% in March

WSU coaches, AD take pay cuts to make up for losses due to coronavirus

Working from home now the ‘norm’ for 4 News Now

Wife of Spokane astronaut indicted for lying about ‘space crime’

Report: 45% of Americans have conditions that could lead to severe COVID-19 complications

Washington, Idaho schools won’t reopen this school year. What’s at stake for kids?

Projection: If Washington maintains social distancing, state has passed worst of coronavirus outbreak

State flooded with complaints about businesses operating during shutdown

State report reveals concern for Washington food bank supply in wake of COVID-19 crisis

Kalispel Tribe files $21 million claim against U.S., companies for firefighting foam contamination

Have items to take to the county transfer stations? If it’s not urgent, wait

Crisis nursery offering more space, needs community’s help

Spokane Police used genealogy, exhumed suspected killer’s grave to solve 1985 cold case murder

Liberty Lake closes playground equipment, skate parks, basketball courts

Spokane family frustrated about slow test results for COVID-19

Spokane Diocese releases Catholics from mass obligation during coronavirus outbreak

We’re here for you: 4 News Now explains our coverage of the coronavirus

Law removing Washington sales tax on period products heading to Gov. Inslee’s desk

WSU exploring options for campuses as coronavirus spreads across Washington