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Melissa Holmes Profile
Melissa Holmes is an American Multiple Emmy award-winning Co-anchor and multimedia journalist who is currently working at WGRZ-TV news. At the station, she serves as Co-anchor and a multimedia journalist, She joined the news team in January 2012.
Melissa Holmes Age
Holmes is 41 years of age as of 2023. She was born on September 3rd, 1982. Holmes celebrates her birthday every 3rd of September every year.
Melissa Holmes Height
She stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches tall.
Melissa Holmes Family
Holmes was born and raised in Amherst by her parents. her mother goes by the name Phyllis and her father’s name is Warren. Her parents celebrated their 45th anniversary in Florida! However, she has not revealed any information concerning her siblings. Research is ongoing and we will update this information as soon as it is available.
Melissa Holmes Husband
Holmes is married to her husband, Jay Skurski is a sports reporter for The Buffalo News, and together the couple is blessed with a son by the name of Elliott whom they love too much. Moreover, she is a dog mom to Lucy.
Melissa Holmes Career
Holmes grew up in Amherst and she graduated from Sweet Home High School. Moreover, she graduated Summa Cum Laude from Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications where she majored in Broadcast Journalism. She studied abroad in London and had her first television news job in the “War Room” at Sky News. Additionally, she previously worked at Syracuse’s WTVH-5 as a producer, and at WSYR-9 as a reporter and anchor before returning home to work in Buffalo at WIVB-TV in 2005. She’s covered important stories that have touched the lives of Western New Yorkers, like the search for Ralph “Bucky” Phillips, the Surprise October Storm, the arrest and conviction of the Bikepath Rapist, the Crash of Flight 3407, and the “Snowvember” Storm of 2014.
Holmes earned a Regional Edward R. Murrow Award in 2018 for her report “Under the Helmet,” profiling a Super Bowl-winning NFL player who battled mental illness and the stigma surrounding it. Furthermore, the same story earned Holmes first place for Public Service in the New York State Associated Press awards. Additionally, she is a three-time New York State Emmy award winner for her 2016 report about two young leukemia patients who fell in love, for Best Morning Newscast in 2014, and for her morning reporting during a windstorm in 2009.
In 2013, Medaille College honored her with the Female News Anchor of the Year Award. Her favorite thing is being a wife and mother. Her husband, Jay, is a sports reporter for The Buffalo News, and their son, Elliott, is the love of their lives. In her free time, she loves trying new restaurants (since she can’t cook), attending dozens of charitable events each year, and enjoying Buffalo’s many festivals.
Melissa Holmes Salary
She has an estimated annual salary of $30,000 to $80,000 from her career at WGRZ-TV News.
Melissa Holmes Net Worth
Holmes has an estimated annual Net Worth of $ 1 million to $5 million earned from her career as a Co-anchor and multimedia journalist.
Melissa Holmes Social Media Platforms
Holmes is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. She has 16.9k followers on Twitter, 4.7k followers on Instagram, and 9.7k followers on Facebook.