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Melissa Hankins

Hometown: Baltimore, MD

Education: B.A. in Journalism, University of Delaware

Career: Melissa started out in print journalism, writing everything from business features for The Wall Street Journal to investigative articles for Charlotte Magazine. She came to WBTV as a Special Projects Producer in the fall of 2008, and started reporting on the air in February.

Honors: A four-part series she wrote called "Crime in Charlotte" won: a First Place Clarion Award from the Association of Women in Communications, a Gold award from the Magazine Association of the Southeast and a Bronze award from the Society of Professional Journalists.

Hobbies: Writing fiction

Email: mhankins@wbtv.com

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