Melissa Henry

Jacksonville Bureau Chief

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Melissa Henry joined the WITN Team in July of 2018 right after graduating from Illinois State University in May with a degree in journalism.

Alma Mater: Illinois State University, May 2018
Previous Station: technically none, although I loved my time at ISU’s student-run station TV10!
Married: no
Children: no
Fav TV Show: I don’t watch a lot of tv, but Dancing With The Stars is a guilty pleasure of mine. I’ve followed the show since season 1!
Fav Food: All food! I love Mexican food, ice cream, especially turtle sundaes, and chocolate of course!
Fav Season: Spring, I love seeing all of the beautiful flowers coming to life.
Fun Fact: I am a national award winning public speaker in persuasive and informative speaking
If I was stranded on a deserted Island and could only bring one item: Chocolate!


Melissa Henry joined the WITN Team in July of 2018 right after graduating from Illinois State University in May with a degree in journalism.

Melissa came to eastern Carolina from her hometown outside of Chicago. She has always loved going to the beach, so she was super excited to make the move from the Midwest to the East Coast.

In her spare time, Melissa loves to travel, staying active and doing anything outdoors. Some of her hobbies include riding her bike, hiking in the mountains and whitewater rafting when visiting her family in Colorado.

Melissa is a women’s health and fitness enthusiast who loves doing yoga and trying new health-food recipes. She does have one weakness though… chocolate.

Truly grateful for the opportunity to live in eastern Carolina, Melissa believes everyone has a story and is very passionate to share those stories with all communities. She’s never met someone she couldn’t talk to and encourages you to reach out to her!

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