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.

Oakland will soon have a new sexual harassment policy modified by female students.
San Francisco police arrested a suspect in an attempted kidnapping of a 3-year-old child that occurred at the Ferry Building on Monday.
One student's action at San Ramon Valley High School has some irked some parents in the East Bay. The student posted a radically insensitive video against Muslims. Initially, the school district took action against the student, but after his parents sued, the district backed off.
Is it a case of racial profiling or a deputy sheriff just doing his job? It all centers around a fruit vendor who was detained in San Lorenzo. The picture of 47-year-old Pedro Martin Aguilar seen in handcuffs has gone viral, sparking a huge debate.
A daring stunt by two Milwaukee teenagers searching for some spring break fun has the Golden Gate Bridge Authority revamping it security measures.