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.

Archive
As far as parades are concerned, the 1st Annual Black History Month Parade was a small one, but it was just as powerful as some of the others events we've seen in San Francisco.
I have to confess, when I was asked if I wanted to go exercise at 8:15 in the morning with a bunch of kids from Novato, I didn't automatically jump for joy. It's Friday after all.
President Donald Trump addressed the nation Thursday morning in response to Wednesday's Florida school shooting.
Officials say 10 students who were sickened at James Lick Middle School in San Francisco on Tuesday had ingested cannabis.
Dozens gathered in front of the West Oakland BART station to demand justice for the shooting death of Sahleem Tindle, killed by a BART officer in early January. The actual shooting was captured on the officer's body camera.