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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.


Recent Articles
  • Savings expert identifies best deals during Memorial Day holiday weekend

    DENVER — Turn on the TV or open the newspaper around Memorial Day and you are inundated with advertisements from retailers touting their Memorial Day sales. But are those deals really worth it? And what are the best and worst things to buy on this shopping weekend? Kendal Perez is a savings expert with FreeShipping.org. She says that the best things to buy this holiday weekend are clothing, mattresses, refrigerators and home goods. Don’t go for electronics or seasonal items, […]

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    mGive, created by Denverite, revolutionizing charitable giving by text message

    DENVER — Millions of dollars have already been raised to help those affected by Monday’s tornado in Oklahoma.  Much of it has come from text donations. This modern way of giving has revolutionized fundraising in the wake of tragedies including the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. Many of the donations were made through a text messaging service called mGive. According to Steve Gutterman, president of Mobile Accord, mGive is currently the leading source of mobile donations in the country. Mobile Accord […]

  • Boulder couple develops app to help women get pregnant, or not, naturally

    BOULDER, Colo. — A Boulder couple is revolutionizing women’s fertility helping women, and couples around the world, get pregnant — or avoid getting pregnant — without the use of drugs. Will Sacks and his now wife Kati Bicknell knew they weren’t ready to get pregnant when they started dating. “About three months after we started dating we had the birth control conversation. She didn’t want to go back on the pill she didn’t want to use an IUD and we […]

  • New technology could help more women get pregnant via in vitro fertilization

    DENVER — A breakthrough in medical technology could help women trying to get pregnant through in vitro fertilization. A clinic in Colorado is one of only a handful in the US with the new device. Scientists are calling this a “game changer” for in vitro fertilization, saying it could dramatically increase a woman’s odds of getting pregnant with IVF. Jolene Richardson and her husband were trying to get pregnant for almost a year and she says, “We just knew something […]

  • Stylists at Denver salon disappointed about Locks of Love

    Report says millions in donations to ‘Locks of Love’ charity missing

    DENVER — A nationally known charity for children faces allegations that millions in donations are nowhere to be found. Nonprofit organization, “Locks of Love” provides hairpieces to sick children suffering from hair loss. But a report by one California whistle-blowing company has donors across America demanding answers. Andrea Tucker, owner of Studio Salon in Denver’s Golden Triangle neighborhood says, “My perception was that it’s a really great company. A company that focuses on giving back to a community that might […]

  • Study: Gap between pay for men and women grows wider

    Women make up nearly half the U.S. work force and get more college degrees than men. But men are still making more money. A new study tells us exactly how big the gender wage gap really is. The April report from National Women’s Law Center found the typical working woman will make $443,360 less than her male counterpart over the course of a 40-year career. Doctor Mac Clouse, a professor of finance at the University of Denver, says the disparity […]

  • Hours after former U.S. Rep. Tom Tancredo announced Thursday that he would run for the GOP nomination for governor in 2014, Colorado Secretary of State Scott Gessler has filed to run for the office as well.

    New law redefines how Colorado elections are run

    DENVER – On Friday, Governor John Hickenlooper signed a bill to overhaul Colorado’s elections system to include same-day voter registration and mailing ballots to all voters. It’s called the Colorado Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act, and it redefines how elections are run here in Colorado. The elections overhaul allows same-day voter registration, and it allows registered voters to receive ballots by mail. But people can still vote in person, drop off their ballot or mail it in. The law […]

  • Meat prices climbing around U.S.

    DENVER — With the unofficial start of the grilling season just days away, grocers are getting ready, preparing meat for memorial day weekend. But this year, the meat… May cost you more. According to the USDA, the price of wholesale beef hit an all-time high Friday of $201.68 per 100 pounds. This is bad news for outdoor cooks firing up the grill because local retailers say prices will go up. Mike Shepler, a food buyer for Tony’s Market in Denver, […]

  • Several 'staged' homes for sale were burglarized during the months of November and December 2012, according to police. (Photo: SearsRealEstate.com)

    Record low interest rates mean home buyers need to be ready to compete

    DENVER — To buy or not to buy?  It’s the question potential homebuyers across the country are asking themselves, after mortgage rates hit a new record low. Mortgage expert David Shamansky says these days you can buy a home with little down, and you don’t need perfect credit. He says it’s a no-brainer for renters. “Anybody that’s renting right now that’s paying $900, $1,000, $1,100 or more in rent – the question is why? You can buy a $200,000-300,000 house […]

  • Home sales, prices heading up in Denver

    DENVER — The housing market is turning into a bright spot in the U.S. economy. A report out Tuesday shows home prices across the country continue to climb at a record-breaking pace… Including here in Denver. What does this report means for those of you buying or selling a house in Denver? It’s great news for homeowners who are looking to sell. Now is the time to put the house on the market. For buyers, the news isn’t as good. […]

  • Silver from Colorado will be with the Pope whenever he celebrates mass

    DENVER — A piece of Colorado will be center stage,  every time Pope Francis celebrates mass with his many followers. It all started with a chance meeting, and through the power of Facebook, Colorado will have a special place on the papal stage. The whole world was watching when Pope Francis was elected. For one man in Wheat Ridge it spurred a crazy idea. But this really begins with a love story. Zach and Melinda Urban were married in February […]

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    Melody checks out the Atlas Apps Rock School App.