Co-Host, Wisconsin’s Afternoon News 3 p.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday on WTMJ; News Anchor
Hometown: Chelsea, Iowa
Joined WTMJ: August 2017
Melissa Barclay is the Co- Host of Wisconsin’s Afternoon News, the #1 afternoon news show in Wisconsin. She has been in radio for 20 years and excels in presenting the most up to date news and information to residents around Southeast Wisconsin.
Melissa is the proud recipient of a 2019 Regional Edward R. Murrow award in the “Hard News” category as well as part of the team that won a 2019 National Murrow award for “Breaking News Coverage” on Wisconsin’s Afternoon News.
She has also won multiple awards from the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association including “Best Hard News/Investigative, Best Newscast and Best Use of Sound in Radio News.”
Melissa graduated Gordon College in Wenham, Massachusetts with a Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts with an emphasis on Biblical Studies.
She spent several years reporting and anchoring news in Green Bay, doing on the scene reporting, Packers training camp, murder scenes and court appearances.
Melissa is a proud resident of Shorewood and loves meeting new people and checking out local establishments. She also enjoys running along the lake shore and on area trails.
Five Fun Facts:
– Singing was my first love when I was a kid. Radio was a very close second. I started when I was 18.
– My educational journey was very non-linear. I went back to college as an adult and graduated at the age of 34. Anyone who’s thinking about going back, I’ll be their biggest advocate. I valued my classes so much more as an adult.
– I’ve lived in 4 states: Iowa, South Dakota, New Hampshire, and Wisconsin.
– There’s nothing that good tunes, an iced coffee drink, and the open road can’t cure.
– I strive to be a force of hope in this world.