Melissa Wilson Bio, Age, Height, FOX 26, Net Worth, Salary, Parents, and Husband

Melissa Wilson Bio, Wiki

Melissa Wilson is an American Emmy Award-winning Anchor and Health Reporter working with FOX 26 KRIV in Houston, Texas serving as a weekday morning anchor. She has been with the station since September 2000.

Melissa Wilson Age and Family

Wilson, who is in her 40s, was born in the United States. However, he hasn’t shared details about his birth year or his parents.

Melissa Wilson Height

Wilson stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 5 inches.

Melissa Wilson Education

Wilson joined Baylor University to further her education and pursue her career course. After completing her studies there, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts – BA, Telecommunications Technology and Technician.

Melissa Wilson
Melissa Wilson

Melissa Wilson Work Experience

Wilson is an Emmy Award-winning anchor and reporter at KRIV in Houston. She anchors  FOX 26 Morning Newscasts on weekdays at 9 p.m. Wilson also serves as a medical reporter where she loves to head out to the Texas Medical Center and throw on comfy scrubs. She also follows doctors and patients through procedures. In 2010, she switched to morning newscasts. During this time, she started school and also needed “mom-friendly” working hours. She enjoys the more relaxed format that comes with a morning news program and everything about the live interviews.

Her career started in Wichita Falls working for KAUZ-TV. During her working time there, she served the station as the evening anchor. From there, she went on to anchor at Florida’s News Channel. She was awarded as the “Most Beautiful Reporter” by the Houston Press. Since 2000, she has been an Honorary Co-Chair for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and also serves on their Advisory Board of Directors. Furthermore, she has served, or has served, on the following Boards of Directors: Baylor Business Network, “Gifts with Heart,” Harris County Community College Nurse’s Association, United Way, March of Dimes, Lazarus House, and Children at Risk. She has passed her 12th Annual “Melissa Wilson Golf Classic” for Children at Risk. Wilson is also a member of Sigma Kappa’s Alumnae Association and Baylor University Women’s Association.

Furthermore, she is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Association of Health Care Journalists. She has volunteered for the Christian Community Service Center. In addition to that, she is a “Friend” of Escape Family Resource Center. Throughout her career, she has interviewed Mexico’s President Vicente Fox, Dan Rather, Bill O’Reilly, Karl Rove, Walter Cronkite, and Kofi Annan. She has also interviewed actors including Lucy Liu, Rob Schneider, Andy McDowell, and James Earl Jones. Her career also allowed her to interview singers like Amy Grant, Clay Walker, Nora Jones, and Josh Groban. Furthermore, she was lucky to have met Presidents George HW Bush, Bill Clinton, Jimmy Carter, First Ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and Barbara Bush, and also Al and Tipper Gore.

She likes to take part in her children’s activities and serves as the Co-Den Leader together with her husband for their son’s Cub Scouts troop. Wilson also worked at the Gala Fundraising Committee and on the Capital Campaign Cabinet at her son’s school. During her leisure time, she likes playing sports with her children, her career through scrapbooking, as well as capturing special moments with her family. In addition to that, she enjoys gardening.

Melissa Wilson’s Net Worth

In Wilson’s career as an Anchor and Health Reporter, she has been able to accumulate a net worth ranging between $1 Million and $3 Million.

Melissa Wilson Salary

She receives annual earnings that range between $35,000 and $100,000.

Melissa Wilson’s Husband and Kids

Wilson married her better half David Wilson. They tied the knot and exchanged marriage vows on 6, 2003. After dating for fifteen years, they married. She is a religious woman and she has taught her sons Sunday school classes. Wilson and her family have reared a puppy, two cats, a hamster, fire belly toads, hermit crabs, and a leopard gecko which keeps them busy in their home. Wilson and David are proud parents of their two sons, Zach Wilson and Caleb Wilson. Caleb was born on May 29, 2007

Wilson’s Son, Caleb

In 2013, when Caleb, was 6 years old, he was diagnosed with Leukemia. During her second pregnancy, she suffered from a pulmonary embolism and she believes that her condition during that pregnancy was attributed to her son’s Leukemia. Wilson began complaining of weird pains, aches, and low-grade fever and later she was diagnosed with blood cancer. They got their son through cancer with understanding, laughter, and love. Their son’s fighting journey of Leukemia was documented on her friend’s blog.

Melissa’s Lifetime Achievements and Awards

Her great work as an anchor and health reporter has been seen and she has received awards and honors. She was named one of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Houston by the Houston Woman Magazine and has won an Emmy Award for her journalism career. Her work in the women’s TV programs, helped her to win the Gracie Award. She was also nominated for “Personality of the Year” by the American Women in Radio and Television. In addition to that, she was named “Living Legend” by the Fair Care Center of Houston.

Melissa Wilson Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram

She is vocal on her social media accounts where she posts frequently. On her Twitter account, she has about 30K followers, around 45K followers on her Facebook page, and about 23.8K followers on her Instagram account.