Melanie Hastings anchored News Channel 8's very first newscast when the 24-hour local news service was launched in 1991. She now anchors the "Morning Report" and is co-host of Let's Talk Live.
Melanie has won several broadcasting awards including "Best Public Affairs" by the Associated Press, a commendation from American Women in Radio and Television and was nominated for a regional Emmy Award.
Melanie's previous experience includes work anchoring and reporting for WTTV-TV in Indianapolis, Indiana, WSAZ-TV in Huntington, West Virginia, and KTVI-TV in St. Louis, Missouri.
She graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Speech Communications.