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Mel Orlins

Mel Orlins


Melanie Orlins has spent the past 12 years anchoring and reporting at news stations in the Midwest and along the East Coast.

For the past five years, she anchored a five-hour morning show in Buffalo. While in Buffalo, she was honored with a New York Emmy Award for Best Newscast. She also received an Emmy nomination for her story about a WWII veteran who received his high school diploma, 75 years later.

Melanie also served as a morning anchor and investigative reporter in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania where she anchored FOX43’s five-hour morning show.

While there, Melanie received recognition for her reporting on tracking down deadbeat parents and regulations on local railways.

Prior to her time in Harrisburg, Melanie was an anchor and reporter in Grand Forks, North Dakota, where she reported on the synthetic marijuana crisis. Her reporting on the issue led to the passing of new laws in the state legislature.

Melanie started her career in Tallahassee, Florida where she graduated with honors from Florida State University.

She’s a huge FSU fan and a big Bills fan, too!