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.

Senate Republicans released their healthcare bill that will affect coverage for millions of Americans Thursday. The GOP hopes to have the full Senate vote on it sometime next week.
There's new fallout following the Oakland police sex scandal involving a teenager. A report found the police department and city leaders did not act quickly enough and did not take the victim, Jasmine Abuslin, seriously.
Dozens of students are taking part in a hands-on science summer camp aimed to motivate and inspire young kids who could not otherwise afford to go.
The San Francisco public library announced that all of its branches will be open seven days a week.
The Freedom Schools program at Third Baptist Church in San Francisco is working to close the reading gap between African-American boys and their peers through a summer reading program.