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

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

‘It has a long history of ghosts’: Take a stroll through Spokane’s most haunted neighborhood

No COVID vaccine mandate expected for Washington students, but kids will likely wear masks all school year

Federal judge in Spokane denies motion to halt Washington vaccine mandate

Men indicted in massive fentanyl ring linked to Coeur d’Alene teenager’s death

America Strong: Local bakery donates cookies to nurses featured in ‘Inside the ICU’ story

Viewers will continue to receive KXLY-TV while DISH negotiations continue

Two Cougs earn Pac-12 honors in win over Oregon State

State workers, including Spokane firefighters sue over vaccine mandate

Spokane homeless advocates: City’s Community Housing and Human Services Dept. is at ‘code red’

‘Step by Step’ concerts coming back to the Spokane Arena: 90s favorites coming next spring

St. Maries schools closing because of rise in absences

Report of weapon at East Valley High School was a false alarm

Support for Spokane caregivers pours in after 4 News Now Inside the ICU special report

Inside the ICU: The story behind the 4 News Now special report

Spokane Police link cold case rape to McNeil Island sex offender who was about to be released

WSU reports 90-percent of its student-athletes are fully vaccinated

A prolific Spokane criminal was released because of COVID concerns. Now, Eddie Ray Hall has been indicted again

22 COVID-related deaths reported in Spokane County last week

After 651 days, Pullman ready to welcome WSU football fans back home

Feds approve Spokane Tribe for sports gambling; Kalispel Tribe could get approval any day

More people getting vaccinated for COVID-19 in Spokane County

Report offers recommendations for Gonzaga to adopt in wake of sexual abuse by Catholic priests

Providence Sacred Heart asks staff to shift job duties to help with COVID mission

Six kids receiving critical care for COVID-19 at Providence in Spokane

92% of Providence COVID patients unvaccinated