Melanie Posey

Giving a voice to those who may otherwise never be heard - that's the daily goal of WBRC FOX6 News Reporter Melanie Posey, who came to WBRC as a reporter in February, 2004. She came to Birmingham after spending almost five years at WHO-TV in Des Moines, Iowa. While in Iowa, she covered two Iowa Caucuses, created a series of special reports titled, "Iowa's Black History", and covered education extensively. Before working in Iowa, she worked as the education reporter for KTKA News Source 49 in Topeka, Kansas. Melanie decided on a career in broadcasting during her sophomore year in high school. Her original goal was to become a play by play sports announcer. But while interning during her years at the University of Kansas, she fell in love with news and the opportunity it allows to touch the community. "This career provides an avenue to tell stories that change people's lives. It's an opportunity to go places, meet people and see things that impact our world...and then share those experiences with those who watch. This job carries great responsibility and charges us with a great duty and it's an honor to be in this field....and a responsibility I don't take lightly." She has received numerous professional and civic awards for her work including awards for her work on pieces on the 50th Anniversary of the Brown Vs. The Board of Education case that desegregated schools. Melanie was raised in Kansas City, Kansas by a strong, supportive single mom. In Birmingham, she is a member of Faith Chapel Christian Center. As for the success in her career, she gives all credit to God. "I'm not special. I've simply been blessed with abundant favor from my heavenly Father and I am eternally grateful."

Recent Articles by Melanie

  Mother upset after 5-year-old boy left on daycare van

Progress made, still work to do on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day

Birmingham Police Department seeks new software that helps predict crime

Federal workers across central Alabama rally against government shutdown

Credit Union offering loans to gov’t employees impacted by shutdown

Black women in Alabama dying at alarming rates from cervical cancer

Federal workers hoping President Trump’s address will say shutdown is over

Father who shot masked gunman at McDonald’s speaks for first time

Fultondale Police urging residents to prepare now for 59/20 bridge shutdown

Coyotes spotted several blocks outside downtown Birmingham

New year, new you? What to keep in mind eating healthier in 2019

Alabama’s youngest residents potentially impacted by government shutdown

Trussville City Schools ranked 2nd highest in the state

Birmingham Collects Bags of Bullets Fired During Celebratory Gunfire

Select Birmingham Schools employees to get $500 bonus

Number of holiday travelers set to break record this season

Memphis, Wake Forest fans excited for Birmingham Bowl

Drivers given gift of lower gas prices this holiday season

Take that, Mr. Grinch! Community helps family who had Christmas presents stolen

Birmingham police asking for help with information in 2017 fatal shooting of father on I-59