Melinda Davenport joins WISN 12 news anchor team

February 26, 2014

WISN-TV announces Melinda Davenport as the new breaking news anchor on “WISN 12 News This Morning.” Beginning mid-March, Davenport will join Patrick Paolantonio and Marianne Lyles weekdays from 4:30-7 a.m. Davenport will bring the viewers of southeastern Wisconsin breaking news and trending stories from the WISN 12 breaking news desk.
No stranger to cold weather, Davenport comes to WISN-TV from its sister station WMUR in Manchester, N.H. Davenport was an anchor/reporter at the Hearst-owned ABC affiliate for more than two years. Most recently, she anchored the station’s weekday noon newscast and weekend evening newscasts.Melinda Davenport2
“I am honored for the opportunity to be part of such an award-winning team,” says Davenport. “I have tremendous respect for the Hearst Television organization, and am proud to continue my career within the company. I feel fortunate to tell the stories of the people of Wisconsin and look forward to working with the incredible morning news team at WISN 12.”
Davenport brings multi-market and multi-platform reporting experience to her new post. Prior to joining WMUR, Davenport reported for WCAX-TV in Burlington, VT. She also freelanced for The New York Times Company, writing and publishing online articles, and worked in the public relations industry.
“Melinda understands our mission to bring viewers relevant information that impacts their daily lives,” says Chris Gegg, news director at WISN-TV. “The ability to clearly deliver breaking news information in our constantly updating world takes experience and talent, and Melinda brings both. She will be a great addition to our morning team.”
A Texas native, Davenport received her Bachelor’s degree from University of Houston. She followed that with a Master’s degree in Communication from Northeastern University in