Melissa Crash

Melissa Crash is happy to be home reporting in the Circle City!

Melissa is from the northeast side of Indianapolis, specifically the Lawrence area. She began her career at CBS4 and sister station FOX59 in October of 2018. Since then, she’s held many roles but most recently the anchor of CBS4 This Morning.

During her time at CBS4 and FOX59, Melissa has told stories that impact communities across Central Indiana. She investigated Indiana school districts with enrollment declines due to the pandemic. She had the opportunity to visit unique locations across the state, including the Mascot Hall of Fame, for our Destination Indiana series highlighting staycation and day-trip spots.

Melissa was a significant contributor to our Veterans Voices series, and she sat down with a Korean War Veteran to share his story. Another highlight was co-hosting the morning broadcast ahead of the Indianapolis 500 from the roof of a building near Gate 1.

Prior to Indianapolis, Melissa held several roles at WTHI-TV and WTWO/WAWV-TV in Terre Haute, including morning anchor, weekend anchor, reporter and producer. While at WTHI-TV, she was nominated for two Emmy awards for stories on cybersecurity and the ongoing search for a missing woman in Bloomfield, Indiana. She was also nominated for an Associated Press award.

Melissa graduated from Indiana State University. Go Sycamores!

If Melissa is not at work, you can find her trying new restaurants around town or hanging out with her family and her 100-pound dog, who thinks he’s a lap dog.

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