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.

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