Melinda Spaulding is the co-anchor of FOX 26 News at 5 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Melinda joined the FOX 26 family shortly before the start of 2005 as a live reporter for FOX 26 News at Nine and a fill-in anchor. In 2006, she was named co-anchor of FOX 26 News at Noon. That same year, she also won a Lone Star Emmy for her story “Bait Cars.”
Before joining the FOX 26 News team, Melinda was a reporter and anchored morning updates at WGNO, the ABC affiliate in New Orleans. While at WGNO, Melinda was named “Best Spot News Reporter” by the regional Associated Press. She also received a regional Suncoast Emmy award for “Best Spot News Coverage.”
Melinda began her television job tour as a writer and morning news producer at KTLA, WB 5 in Los Angeles. While at KTLA, she won an award for “Best News Writing” by the regional Associated Press.
Melinda started her journalism career in online media in New York as a member of the launch team for Entertainment Weekly Online and then as the first editor-in-chief for Essence Online.
Serving others in the community she covers is very important to the New Jersey native. Melinda serves on the advisory board for Pro Vision Inc. where serving Houston’s inner city boys is the mission. She’s has served as a board member of Campfire USA and The United Negro College Fund. She’s worked as a volunteer for the Forever Our Children Tutorial Program, Dress for Success, and the March of Dimes. She’s also a member of the Houston Association of Black Journalists and the Spouses of Houston Barristers.
Melinda is graduate of Howard University in Washington, D.C. She’s married and loves living in the city of Houston.