Melissa is a fun-loving Chicago girl who relocated to Los Angeles seven years ago; she loves the weather but misses her family, friends, and deep dish pizza! A graduate from the school of Broadcast Journalism, Columbia College Chicago and former Associate Producer for The Jerry Springer Show - Melissa seamlessly combined her journalism skills with her love of gaming and travel working as a reporter for Horsin’ Around TV, a horse racing show on FoxSportsNet and traveling the world interviewing celebrities along with the biggest names in poker while working on the international professional poker circuit. She’s also a big fan of game shows and recently competed on Wheel of Fortune with her brother.
Besides being a globetrotting, sports loving, poker-playing journalist Melissa does have a girly side. She grew up watching Cindy Crawford on MTV’s House of Style, who taught her ‘it’s easier to prevent than to repair’ which sparked her interest in skin care from an early age and a serious product junkie was born. Recently she started writing for a beauty website which brought that passion to a new level. Now a licensed esthetician, Melissa has a hard time having a conversation with someone without analyzing his or her skin.