Lyanne Melendez
Lyanne Melendez joined ABC7 in June 1994 as a general assignment reporter. Melendez brings years of experience to ABC7 along with numerous honors and awards which reflect her accomplished career.

In 1999, Melendez won an Emmy and RTNDA for "Nicholas' Gift of Life," the story of a Bay Area boy whose organs were donated to seven Italian recipients. In 1992, she received the Latina Media Person of the Year Award from New York University, the Asociación de Cronistas de espectaculos Award for Reporter of the Year and the Outstanding Person in Communications Award from the Puerto Rican Institute of New York.

Melendez came from CNN-SPANISH in New York where she worked as a senior correspondent and substitute anchor. She's also worked at television stations in San Juan, Puerto Rico. She began her broadcasting career in 1984 as a production specialist at WTMJ in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Melendez received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Alabama and a Master's degree in Mass Communications from the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. Melendez has traveled to Somalia, Iraq, Central and South America, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait on special assignments.

Melendez covers the AIDS and education beat in the Bay Area.

MUNI Metro passengers living on the southwestern part of San Francisco will now have to take a bus to get to downtown, while the Twin Peaks Tunnel is closed for repairs.
In the Bay Area, efforts to help immigrant families continue to grow, from collecting supplies to preparations for a huge rally.
San Francisco Mayor Mark Farrell announced Wednesday that the city will increase staffing at the Civic Center BART station and Muni hub to improve public health and safety conditions.
The beatings of two Bay Area men have police in Oakland and San Francisco baffled. One of the victims is a drag queen, the other is Scott Long, a human rights activist on LGBTQ issues.
A gas main break disrupted things along Van Ness Avenue. Some residents near the intersection of Van Ness and Filbert Street were evacuated or told to shelter in place.