Melanie Johnson joined the First Alert 4 News Team as an Anchor/Reporter in April 2022.
She was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois.
Her upbringing inspired her to become a journalist to tell community stories with compassion and perspective.
Melanie attended the prestigious Howard University in Washington D.C. where she graduated as an Annenberg Honors scholar.
While in St. Louis, she has made it her mission to investigate those taking advantage of the most vulnerable.
Melanie's passion to tell community stories has gained national recognition for well-deserving youth.
Her story of 8th grader, Xavier Jones, who walked to his graduation from North City got the attention of a local NFL player. As a result, the 14 year old and his family were given a new car and continual community support.
In 2022, she was awarded the Media Award from the Metro Area Professional Organization and a Young Leaders Award from the St. Louis American.
Melanie is a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and the National Association of Black Journalists.
She enjoys running, volunteering and engaging with the city’s youth.