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

'We're doing everything we can to prepare'; Spokane fire chief warns of severe fire danger

Davenport hotels hiring 100+ as state lifts COVID restrictions

Hiring wars on display in Spokane's Lincoln Heights

Cougs running back ready to capitalize on changes in college sports

Heat causes South Hill Target thermometer to malfunction, empties frozen food shelves

Power out? It's probably intentional, says Avista

Spokane nursing student wins $250,000 in state vaccine incentive drawing

Sorry, music fans: Monsters of Rock won't rock Albi Stadium after all

Owner of vacant home calls deputies to report burglars, gets arrested for firing gun when deputies arrive

Hooptown USA, Multicare team up to host Rebound Spokane vaccine clinic Saturday

Despite event delay, Hoopfest still planning events for this weekend

New Riverfront Park parking lot earned the city $25k in 25 days

CDC: More teen girls went to the ER for suspected suicide attempts during pandemic

Spokane doctor accused of trying to hire hitman on dark web will remain in jail pending trial

'It's almost a storybook ending': One of Spokane's first COVID patients sees journey come full-circle

Spokane woman who shared battle with terminal illness has passed away

Eastern WA school district investigating racist conduct at girls basketball game

More than 43,000 Washington kids 12-15 have had COVID vaccine shot

DNR Report: Damaged tree branch fell on Avista power line, starting devastating Malden wildfire

It's a boy! Glenrose bison Hazel and Baxter welcome baby Basil

'It's time to get back to work': Idaho is ending federal pandemic unemployment benefits

4 News Now hosting Vaccine Day to inform and provide access to the COVID-19 vaccine

Spokane School Board expected to decide on downtown stadium Wednesday

Bankruptcy trustee announces winning bid for Ponderay Newsprint Company

Coeur d'Alene Press: Duane Hagadone, dead at 88

'We need to stand together against bigotry'; Gonzaga Prep students stage walkout over racist incident

EWU preparing for FCS playoff game Saturday

COVID-19 immunity increasing in Washington, but not quickly enough

Much of 'duty to intervene' policy in new WA law already in place for Spokane PD

Spokane Police encourage 'peaceful assembly' as Chauvin jury deliberates

Sex, Bitcoin and the Dark Web: Spokane doctor accused of trying to hire hitman to kidnap, assault women

Fire crews battle high winds, knock down fire south of Spokane

If you lose power, don't call 911

Drivers, be aware of blowing dust on the highway Sunday night

Spokane Police shoot, kill armed car prowler in 'exchange of gunfire'

Spokane mayor makes good on bet, flies Baylor flag over City Hall

Court docs: Murdered mom kicked boyfriend out of house days before her death

Spokane Public Schools 5th and 6th graders will head back to school full-time