Melissa Marino joined WFLA in 2016.
Melissa was born and raised in Central Pennsylvania. She grew up loving animals and macaroni and cheese.
Melissa attended York College of Pennsylvania for Mass Communications, and graduated with honors. Along the way she also minored in behavioral science and human services.
She began her career at WPMT, in her hometown of York, Pennsylvania. While at WPMT, she was known for her investigations into the heroin epidemic, and even helped with the formation of a heroin task force. She also spent a lot of time covering politics at the State Capitol in Harrisburg, and filling in anchoring. Melissa got her start there as an intern and worked her way up through the ranks of the newsroom.
Working at WFLA is a dream come true for Melissa, doing what she loves in the sunshine. When she is not covering news she enjoys spending time at the beach or with her two rescue cats, Queen Liliuokalani and Leonardo. She also loves to work out and cook.
Some of her favorite stories have come from viewer tips. Got one? Email Melissa at MMarino@wfla.com.