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Melissa Anderson
Phone: 435-879- 4325

Email: melissa.anderson@dixie.edu

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Melissa Anderson is an award winning veteran in the broadcast industry and recently joined the staff at Dixie State University at the Community Education Channel (CEC-TV) as a reporter/producer of news. Over the past 32 years, she has proven to be a self-driven and motivated stand-alone television news reporter and producer. She will continue by providing local content for both CEC-TV and Dixie State, which will be shared on city websites as well as on SouthernUtahLive.com.

Melissa has held positions in all facets of the broadcast industry and television news from News Director, Producer, Anchor, Reporter, Editor, Photographer and writing. Fifteen of those years she owned and operated her own video production company in Montana winning several national, state and local awards.

Evolving with the industry, her talents expanded into a multi-media journalist publishing stories on websites. She has a keen eye for balance offering excellent communications skills and interview techniques with a teamwork approach. Her story telling abilities have led the way in many markets from Montana, South Dakota and Southern Utah, winning dozens of awards and accolades. She co-hosted the Jerry Lewis Telethon in Rapid City in 1989 and enjoys raising money for a good cause. She has also worked in radio news, and produced 13 years of marketing campaigns like United Way of Lewis and Clark County, TV and radio commercials, public service announcements, website promos, and website videos.

Living in St. George for the past two years, Melissa has covered important local stories on community issues which appeared on KCSG-TV as well as the station website. She traveled to Washington D.C. with the Utah Honor Flight producing a half-hour special on Veterans Day, "A Tribute to Southern Utah Veterans."

Melissa has received national, state and local awards for her dedication in journalism and production and is highly respected and received Montana Broadcast Legend in 2011. She has served as a volunteer on numerous boards outside the industry including the American Red Cross, Chamber of Commerce, and helping the homeless. She currently serves as a board member on the Washington County Prevention Coalition of the Southwest Behavior Center and has been instrumental in educating the community on the problems of drugs, alcohol and tobacco use among youth. Her most recent production involved a 12-part education series on suicide prevention. These 10-minute videos feature stories from family members of suicide victims, health care professionals, as well as law enforcement.

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