Melissa Mecija

Melissa Mecija joined the 10News team in July 2010 and is excited to call San Diego home.

Melissa reports on the latest traffic conditions during 10News This Morning. In the afternoon she reports on local news stories that impact San Diegans.

She came to San Diego from KCBS/KCAL in Los Angeles, where she covered her hometown of Orange County as a video journalist and web reporter.

Prior to that, Melissa served as a reporter and fill-in anchor/weather forecaster for KSBY in Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties. She covered several major wildfires in Santa Barbara County and numerous high-profile trials, including the conviction of Jesse James Hollywood. While in the Central Coast, Melissa was nominated for the Associated Press, Television and Radio Association’s Reporter of the Year.

Melissa began her broadcasting career as a reporter/weekend anchor for KYMA in El Centro, California/Yuma, Arizona. Some of her most memorable stories in the Desert Southwest include skydiving with the U.S. Army Golden Knights, covering visits by former President George W. Bush, exploring underground drug tunnels, and reporting on former President Gerald Ford’s funeral services. During her time there, she earned an Arizona Associated Press Award for live reporting.

Melissa graduated from UC Irvine with an honors degree in political science and a degree in psychology. In her spare time, she enjoys writing, playing piano, dancing, spending time with her family and friends, and cheering on the Chargers and Lakers. She volunteers with Big Brothers Big Sisters and is an active member of the Asian American Journalist Association.

Melissa would love to hear your story ideas. You can email her at melissa_mecija@10news.com.

You can also follow Melissa's Twitter account @10NewsMecija by visiting http://twitter.com/10NewsMecija.

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