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Melanie Lawson Profile
Melanie Lawson is an American Anchor and Reporter who is currently working at ABC13 News. At the station, she serves as anchor and reporter.
Melanie Lawson Age
Lawson is 54 years old as of 2023. She was born on 10th March 1969, in Houston, Texas, United States of America. She celebrates her birthday on 10th March every year.
Melanie Lawson Height
She stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.
Melanie Lawson Family
She was born in Houston to her parents Bill Lawson and Audrey Lawson. Her father Bill is a famous Houston pastor who celebrated his 90th birthday in the year 2018 while her mother was a community activist who founded the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church alongside her husband. Melanie grew up alongside her three siblings named Cheryl Lawson, Eric Lawson, and Roxanne Lawson. Her mother passed at the age of 83 in 2015.
Melanie Lawson Husband
Lawson was married to her ex-husband Geary G. Broadnax, who is a former businessman. The pair exchanged their wedding vows on 13th December 1986 in a private wedding held in Harris County in Texas. However, the duo divorced after several years of being together as a married couple. She and her ex-husband have not shared any information regarding their children, hence it is not known whether they share it.
Melanie Lawson Biography
Lawson is an award-winning journalist who is privileged to work in the city where she grew up. Journalism has always been in her blood. Furthermore, she is the anchor of Live at 5 and ABC13’s midday show, Eyewitness News at 11 a.m. Melanie has had a varied and exhilarating career at ABC13, covering virtually every city, state, and national election.
She’s also reported on stories as wide-ranging as Houston’s first Black and female mayors to natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey and the deadly Texas ice storm, to the global careers of superstar performer Beyonce and Destiny’s Child. Furthermore, Melanie has traveled to Cuba, Panama, Australia, Sudan, and South Africa, among other national and international locations.
She’s won numerous awards for her reporting, including three Emmys, and she is well-known for her in-depth interviews with a wide range of notables, including three U.S. presidents, Vice President Kamala Harris, prima ballerinas Lauren Anderson and Misty Copeland, the Dalai Lama, legendary journalists Barbara Walters, Robin Roberts,
And also Ann Curry, the late poet Maya Angelou, gospel superstar Yolanda Adams, former heavyweight champion boxer George Foreman, film directors Tyler Perry and Spike Lee, evangelists Joel and Victoria Osteen, and actors Betty White and Denzel Washington.
Melanie Lawson Career
But Melanie’s favorite stories are those about Houston’s rich, multi-ethnic community – especially stories about children and those quietly working to make a difference in their lives. Melanie’s involvement in the Houston community is far-reaching. Additionally, she has worked with numerous community organizations, including Houston Ballet, SHAPE Community Center, Asia Society, the Rothko Chapel, and the Houston Museum of African American Culture.
National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Children’s Defense Fund, Volunteer Houston, the Ensemble Theatre, and the Houston Association of Black Journalists. Additionally, she is a member of the Texas Lone Star Chapter of the Emmys, Women in Film and Television, and the American Leadership Forum. She belongs to the Houston Chapter of Links Incorporated and the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.
In addition, Melanie is a former member of the Board of Trustees at Princeton University. Furthermore, Melanie has been honored as the YWCA’s “Outstanding Women of the Year,” and has lifetime achievement awards from the Houston Press Club, Houston Community College, Women in Film and Television, and the Houston Association of Black Journalists. She’s also been named a “Women of Distinction” by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and given the Ben and Julie Rogers Ecumenism Award from the Anti-Defamation League.
Melanie received her undergraduate degree from Princeton University and a joint degree in Law and Journalism from Columbia University. She worked at a Wall Street law firm for three years before returning to Houston and broadcast journalism. She is a member of both Texas and New York State Bars. Last, but certainly not least, Melanie is a proud member of the church founded by her parents, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church
Melanie Lawson Salary
She has an estimated annual salary of $30,000 to $80,000 from her career at ABC13 News.
Melanie Lawson Net Worth
Lawson has an estimated annual Net worth of $ 1 million to $5 million earned from her career as an Anchor and reporter.
Melanie Lawson Social Media Platforms
Lawson is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She has 21.9k followers on Twitter, 12.1k followers on Instagram, and 41k followers on Facebook.