Melanie Lawson Biography
Melanie Lawson is an American anchor and reporter who is currently working at ABC13 Houston. She served as the co-anchor of Live at 5 and Channel 13’s midday show, Eyewitness News at 11 am. In addition, when she joined the ABC13 Houston team, she served as a full-time general assignments reporter.
Furthermore, she also served as the host of a weekly Community Affairs program called “Crossroads” which focuses on issues and events around our city.
Melanie Lawson Career
While she has been working at Channel 13, she has covered virtually every city, state, and national election during her career. She also traveled to Africa, Panama, Cuba, and other places. She has won many awards for her reporting.
In addition, she has also been privileged to interview a wide range of notables, including three U.S. Presidents, legendary journalist Barbara Walters, former heavyweight champion boxer George Foreman, poet Maya Angelou, Grammy Award winners Destiny’s Child, director Spike Lee, evangelists Joel and Victoria Osteen, Henry Kissinger, Hall of Famer Magic Johnson and actors Lily Tomlin, the Dalai Lama, and actors Shirley McLaine and Denzel Washington.
Furthermore, she is a member of the board of many community organizations inclusive of the Houston Association of Black Journalists, Volunteer Houston, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, SHAPE Community Center, and the Houston Ballet. In addition, she is also part of the American Leadership Forum, Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and the Houston Chapter of the Links.
Lawson is also a member of the Texas Lone Star Chapter of Emmys and Women in Film and Television. The Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation honored her as the YWCA’s “Outstanding Women of the Year.” Furthermore, the Anti-Defamation League awarded her with the Ben and Julie Rogers Ecumenism Award.
In addition, she attended Princeton University where she graduated with an undergraduate degree in Politics. She also attended Columbia University where she graduated with a joint degree in Law and Journalism. Furthermore, she did work at a Wall Street law firm for three years before she returned to Houston.
Furthermore, she is also admitted to both Texas and New York State Bars. She is also a proud member of the church founded by her parents, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church.
Melanie Lawson Salary
Lawson earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Melanie Lawson Net Worth
Lawson has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which she has earned through her career as an anchor and reporter.
Melanie Lawson Age
Lawson is 53 years old as of 2022. She was born on March 10, 1969, in Houston, Texas, the United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 10th of March every year.
Melanie Lawson Height and Weight
Lawson stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall. However, she has not disclosed her weight.
Melanie Lawson Family
Lawson’s father is Bill Lawson who is a famous Houston pastor while her mother is Audrey Lawson. Both her parents founded the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church which she is a proud member. She has three siblings known as Roxanne Lawson, Eric lawson, and Cheryl Lawson.
Melanie Lawson Husband and Children
Lawson was married to Geary G Broadnax who is a businessman. They tied the knot on December 13, 1986, in a private ceremony in Harris Country, Texas. While they were together they had a son known as Noah.
Melanie Lawson Social Media Platform
Lawson is very active on her Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook page and she has 21k followers on Twitter 11k followers on Instagram and 39k followers on Facebook.