Melanie Lawson Biography
Melanie Lawson is an American Anchor/Reporter working for ABC 13 News/KTRK-TV in Houston Texas. She serves the station as a Morning News Anchor and is ABC 13’s News Leader. There, she anchors the Live at 5 and ABC13’s midday show, Eyewitness News at 11 a.m.
Melanie Lawson Age
Lawson is 52 years old as of 2021. She was born Melanie Cerise Lawson on March 10, 1969, in Houston, Texas, United States. She celebrates her birthday on March 10 every year.
Melanie Lawson Height
Lawson stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Melanie Lawson Family
Lawson was born of Rev. Bill Lawson and Audrey Lawson who are well-known as the founders of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. She was born into a family of four children and her other siblings are, Cheryl Lawson, Eric Lawson, and Roxanne Lawson.
Melanie Lawson Husband
Lawson was married to Geary G Broadnax who was a businessman. The couple tied the knot on December 13, 1986, in a private ceremony in Harris Country, Texas. However, the couple divorced after several years in marriage and they have not disclosed whether they have children or not.
Melanie Lawson Net Worth
Lawson has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – 5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a journalist.
Melanie Lawson Salary
Lawson earns an annual salary ranging between $ 45,000 – $ 110,500.
Melanie Lawson Education
Lawson earned her undergraduate degree in Politics from Princeton University and a joint degree in Law and Journalism from Columbia University. She also worked at a Wall Street law firm for three years prior to returning to Houston. She is admitted to both the Texas and New York State Bars.
Melanie Lawson Career
Lawson works with ABC 13 News serving the station as a Morning Anchor and Reporter. She started as a full-time general assignments reporter at Channel 13 and later graduated to be the co-anchor of Live at 5 and Channel 13’s midday show, Eyewitness News at 11 am. Besides, she hosts a weekly Community Affairs program called “Crossroads”, focusing on issues and events around our city.
Melanie has had a varied and exhilarating stint at Channel 13. Additionally, she covered virtually every city, state, and national election during her career. Melanie has traveled to several places such as Cuba, Panama, and Africa, among other places. She’s won several awards for her reporting, including the only local reporter in the nation to make that trip, and an Emmy for her coverage of President Clinton’s visit to South Africa.
She has as well interviewed a huge range of notables, including three United States Presidents, the Dalai Lama, Henry Kissinger, poet Maya Angelou, director Spike Lee, Grammy Award winners Destiny’s Child, former heavyweight champion boxer George Foreman, legendary journalist Barbara Walters, Denzel Washington, Hall of Famer Magic Johnson and actors Lily Tomlin, evangelists Joel and Victoria Osteen, and Shirley MacLaine.
Her favorite stories are those about Houston’s rich, multi-ethnic community – most stories about children and others quietly working to make a difference in their lives. She is involved in the Houston community is far-reaching. Besides, she is on the board of several community organizations including the Houston Ballet, Volunteer Houston, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, SHAPE Community Center, and the Houston Association of Black Journalists.
Melanie as well belongs to the Houston Chapter of The Links, the American Leadership Forum, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority. Lawson is as well a member of the Texas Lone Star Chapter of Emmys and Women in Film and Television. She has as well been honored as the YWCA’s “Outstanding Women of the Year”, and a “Women of Distinction.”
Melanie Lawson ABC13
Lawson is currently working at ABC13 where she works alongside other famous ABC13 anchors and reporters including;
- Steven Romo
- Elissa Rivas
- Erica Simon
- Katherine Whaley
- Collin Myers
- Kevin Roth
- David Tillman
- Rachel Briers
- Elita Loresca
- Travis Herzog
- Tom Abrahams
- Mayra Moreno
- Chauncy Glover
- Erik Barajas
- Samica Knight
- Ilona Carson
- Art Rascon
- Gina Gaston
- Tom Koch
Melanie Lawson Social Media Platforms
Lawson is active on her social media accounts and is often seen posting on her Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. She has over 193,000 followers on Twitter, 9,000 followers on Instagram, and 33,000 followers on Facebook.