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Melody Mendez co-hosts "The Everyday Show" and also reports for FOX31 Denver news. She joined the KDVR team in August 2010. Her love of storytelling and constant learning makes journalism the perfect career for Melody. She cherishes every opportunity to meet new people and share their stories.

Before coming to Denver, Melody was a reporter/fill-in anchor for KOMO 4 News in Seattle, WA. While there, she was fortunate to witness the community band together after the slaying of four police officers in a Lakewood coffee shop, and covered the hunt for their killer. She often filed reports for their Spanish-speaking station, KUNS ( Univision). Melody loved her time in the Pacific Northwest - but is ready for the sunny days in Denver.

Melody is a graduate of Boston University's College of Communication, where she received the "Dennis Kauff Award" for excellence in journalism. After graduation, Melody headed south and began her broadcast career at WBBJ in Jackson, Tennessee. Her work as the evening anchor, reporter and Gibson County Bureau Chief helped launch the station to its spot as the highest rated ABC affiliate in the nation. During Hurricane Katrina, Melody led a major effort to get water to victims on the gulf coast. With her help, six tractor trailers full of bottled water were sent to those in need.

After 2 years in Tennessee, Melody was hired by WICD TV in Champaign, Illinois. She quickly worked her way up from General Assignment Reporter to Weekend Anchor. While there, she worked closely with the American Cancer Society and helped organize the Champaign County Relay for Life.

The daughter of an Air Force Pilot (and Air Force Academy grad), Melody has travelled the globe. Her job has brought her to small towns and cities across America. She is thrilled about her latest stop here in Denver and can't wait to be a part of the community.

A native New Englander, Melody loves sports and remains a loyal Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics and Bruins fan - no matter where she lives! When her Boston teams aren't in town, she looks forward to cheering on the Rockies at Coors Field and catching a Broncos game at Invesco.

In her free time, Melody likes to travel, exercise, read, spend time on the water and visit family in Peru.

Melody is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.


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    Scammers are targeting your grandparents

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