News 4 Anchor Melissa Carlson is not a new face to KRNV. You may remember her as Melissa Santos, yes she is part Portuguese.
After a producing and anchoring job at KRON in San Francisco, Melissa made her way to the biggest little city back in 2001. It was here that she sharpened her reporting chops.
After two years of covering stories from Fallon to Lake Tahoe, Melissa moved to our nation's capital. While on the east coast Melissa worked at WBAL-TV as a reporter and filled in at the Hearst national DC Bureau.
From wild east-coast weather to exclusive interviews and a lot of breaking news, Melissa covered it all.
During her time at WBAL she was nominated for awards by the Society of Professional Journalism. But after five fun years, a wedding, and baby boy, Melissa and her husband decided it was time to come home.
As luck would have it, a position opened up at KRNV News 4, and the rest is history.
When she is not at work she spends her day working out (A.K.A. chasing after her two children), cooking and enjoying the company of her family and friends. But if the chance to take a vacation comes her way, she and her husband head straight for the water; both are avid divers and LOVE to travel.
You can contact Melissa at mcarlson@MyNews4.com.