Melanie Hastings Anchor/Host

Melanie Hastings

I anchored NewsChannel 8's very first newscast when the 24-hour local news service was launched in 1991. I now anchor NewsChannel 8 on weekday mornings.

I've won several broadcasting awards including "Best Public Affairs" by the Associated Press, a commendation from American Women in Radio and Television and was nominated for a regional Emmy Award.

My previous experience includes work anchoring and reporting for WTTV-TV in Indianapolis, Indiana, WSAZ-TV in Huntington, West Virginia, and KTVI-TV in St. Louis, Missouri.

I graduated from the University of Delaware with a degree in Speech Communications.

NOTE: If you are interested in booking Melanie for a public appearance, please contact Director of Community Relations Abby Fenton at Please make sure your email includes the following: 1) Name of the organization, 2) Event Date, 3) Time of the event, 4) Number of people expected to attend, 5) County, 6) Event location, and 7) Role of the NewsChannel 8 personality at the event.

Contact Melanie

Phone: (703) 236-9350
1100 Wilson BLVD, Suite 601 Arlington, VA 22209