Feature: Sharron Melton

Sharron Melton

Sharron Melton is the co-anchor of ABC13’s award winning morning newscast from 4:30-7am. She is also a proud Texas native and thrilled to be back in her home state.

 

A native of San Antonio, she has lived all over the state including Houston, where she has numerous family members who’ve lived in the city for decades. She’s also lived around the nation, before joining the ABC 13 family. She was the Weekend Anchor/Reporter at WSVN-TV in Miami, Florida, the 5pm Anchor and Education Reporter at WPMI-TV in Mobile, Alabama. She was also an Anchor/Reporter/Producer at KOBR-TV in Roswell, New Mexico. She even worked as a radio reporter for the Agriculture Communications Network in Texas.

Sharron has been recognized several times for her broadcast work. She received the Outstanding Feature Story Award from the South Florida Black Journalists Association, Best Feature Reporting Award from the Press Club in Mobile, Alabama. She is the recipient of the Alabama Education Media Award. The New Mexico Broadcasters Association also presented her with the Outstanding Newscast Award. Sharron was recently named One of the 50 most influential Women in the City of Houston, by Houston Woman’s Magazine.

She holds a Master’s degree in Television Communication from Eastern New Mexico University and a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication and Journalism from Texas A&M University, in College Station. Sharron has also taught at the university level. She worked as an undergraduate lecturer and instructor in broadcast news fundamentals at the University of South Alabama.

Sharron is on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scouts of San Jacinto Council. She is also a member of the Houston Chapter of the Links, Inc., the National Association of Black Journalists, and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Family Counseling Center of Mobile, Alabama. In her spare time, Sharron is heavily involved in volunteer service work and enjoys singing, dancing, and swimming.

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