Melanie Lawson Bio, Wiki, Age, Parents, Husband, ABC13, Net Worth, and Salary

Melanie Lawson is an American journalist anchoring at ABC13 KTRK-TV. Lawson began as a full-time general assignments reporter at Channel 13.

Melanie Lawson Bio, Wiki

Melanie Lawson is an American Award-winning journalist who is an anchor at ABC13 KTRK-TV, Houston. Lawson began as a full-time general assignments reporter at Channel 13 and then became the co-anchor of Live at 5 and Channel 13’s midday show, Eyewitness News at 11 am. She also hosts a weekly Community Affairs program called “Crossroads”, focusing on issues and events around our city.

Melanie Lawson Education

Lawson attended Princeton University where she received her undergraduate degree in Politics. She then got a joint degree in Law and Journalism from Columbia University.

Melanie Lawson Career

During her career, Lawson has covered virtually every city, state, and national election. Lawson has traveled to Panama, Cuba, and Africa, among other places. She has won many awards for her reporting, including an Emmy for her coverage of President Clinton’s visit to South Africa, the only local reporter in the nation to make that trip.

She interviewed a wide range of notables, including three U.S. Presidents, the Dalai Lama, Henry Kissinger, poet Maya Angelou, former heavyweight champion boxer George Foreman, Grammy Award winners Destiny’s Child, director Spike Lee, legendary journalist Barbara Walters, Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, evangelists Joel and Victoria Osteen, and actors Lily Tomlin, Shirley McLaine and Denzel Washington.

Lawson’s involvement in the Houston community is far-reaching. Lawson is on the board of numerous community organizations including the Houston Ballet, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, SHAPE Community Center, the Houston Association of Black Journalists, and Volunteer Houston. She also belongs to the Houston Chapter of The Links, the American Leadership Forum, and the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

Lawson is also a member of the Texas Lone Star Chapter of Emmys and Women in Film and Television. She has also been honored as the YWCA’s “Outstanding Women of the Year”, a “Women of Distinction” by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

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Melanie Lawson Age

Lawson was born Melanie Cerise Lawson on March 10, 1969, in Houston, Texas, United States. She is 54 years old.

Melanie Lawson Height

She stands at an average height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Melanie Lawson Family / Parents

Lawson is the daughter of Rev. Bill Lawson and Audrey Lawson. Her parents are the founders of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. She has three siblings, Cheryl Lawson, Eric Lawson, and Roxanne Lawson.

Melanie Lawson First Husband

Lawson was married to Geary G Broadnax a businessman. The couple got married on December 13, 1986, in a private ceremony in Harris Country, Texas. They however divorced after several years in marriage.

Melanie Lawson Son

Lawson has a son named Noah.

Melanie Lawson Net Worth

Lawson has an estimated net worth of around $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her career as a general assignment reporter.

Melanie Lawson Salary

Lawson earns an annual salary of around $40,000 – $ 110,500.

Melanie Lawson ABC13

Lawson works at ABC13 where she works alongside other famous ABC13 anchors, reporters, meteorologists, and sports anchors including;

  1. Deborah Wrigley
  2. Chauncy Glover
  3. Tom Abrahams 
  4. Tom Koch
  5. Chelsey Hernandez
  6. Marla Carter
  7. Steven Romo
  8. Rachel Briers
  9. Samica Knight
  10. Erik Barajas
  11. Ilona Carson
  12. Mayra Moreno
  13. Art Rascon
  14. Mycah Hatfield
  15. T.J. Parker
  16. David Nuno
  17. Chaz Miller
  18. Ted Oberg
  19. Charly Edsitty
  20. Nick Natario
  21. Raven Ambers
  22. Gina Gaston
  23. Corin Hoggard

The table below answers some of the frequently asked questions about Lawson.

Who is Lawson? She is an American Award-winning journalist
Age52 years old as of 2021
Height5 feet 6 inches
SpouseNot Available
Salary$40,000 – $ 110,500
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million
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