Melanie Lawson Biography
Melanie Lawson is an American Emmy Award-winning journalist who serves as the anchor of Live at 5 and ABC13’s midday show, Eyewitness News at 11 a.m at ABC affiliate Channel 13 in Houston. She joined this station initially as a full-time general assignments reporter before she was promoted to her present position. She has also hosted a Community Affairs program called “Crossroads,” a weekly show which focuses on issues and events around Houston.
Melanie Lawson Age
Melanie turned 53 years old as of 2022. She was born Melanie Cerise Lawson on March 10th, 1969, in Houston, Texas, United States of America. She usually celebrates her birthday every year on March 10th and her birth sign is Pisces.
Melanie Lawson Height
Melanie has a body height of 5 feet 6 inches which is approximately 1.68 meters. Her other body measurements such as body weight are currently under review.
Melanie Lawson Education
Melanie earned an undergraduate degree from Princeton University. She in addition received a joint degree in Law and Journalism from Columbia University. She worked at a Wall Street law firm for three years before returning to Houston and broadcast journalism. She is a member of both Texas and New York State Bars.
Melanie Lawson Family
Melanie was born Melanie Cerise Lawson on March 10th, 1969, in Houston, Texas, United States of America. She is the daughter of Rev. Bill Lawson who is a pastor and Audrey Lawson who was a social worker. Her parents are the founders of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church. Unfortunately, her mother died in December 2015 at the age of 83 due to natural causes. Melanie’s three siblings namely; Cheryl Lawson, Eric Lawson, and Roxanne Lawson
Melanie Lawson Brother, Eric Lawson
Eric is the third child and only son of Audrey Hoffman Lawson and William Alexander Lawson. He was born in 1959 and unfortunately, on November 24th, 2021, Eric joined his mother, Mrs. Audrey Hoffman Lawson, in eternal rest.
Melanie Lawson Husband
Melanie married her beloved and former husband Geary G Broadnax on December 13th, 1986 in a private ceremony in Harris Country, Texas. Geary is a businessman, a Chief Executive Officer at President at Dovarri, Inc. Unfortunately, their marriage didn’t long before they divorced due to an unaddressed issue. Together, shared one son called Noah Broadnax.
Melanie Lawson Son
Melanie together with her former husband Geary G Broadnax shared one son called Noah Broadnax.
Melanie Lawson Salary
How much does Melanie Lawson earn? Having been working as a news anchor, she receives an estimated average annual salary of $64,807. This is the average news anchor‘s salary at KTRK, as of March 29, 2022, but the range typically falls between $51,984 and $85,469. However, salary ranges can vary widely depending on the city and many other important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, and the number of years one has spent in his or her profession.
Melanie Lawson’s Net Worth
Lawson’s net worth is estimated to be $3 Million as of 2022. She has accumulated all of her wealth through her primary source of income mainly as a journalist and in the other businesses, she has invested in. However, her salary improves a year after the other, therefore we will keep updating you.
Melanie Lawson ABC13, KTRK-TV
Melanie serves as the anchor of Live at 5 and ABC13’s midday show, Eyewitness News at 11 a.m at ABC affiliate Channel 13 in Houston. She joined this station initially as a full-time general assignments reporter before she was promoted to her present position. She has also hosted a Community Affairs program called “Crossroads,” a weekly show which focuses on issues and events around Houston.
She has been able to interview three U.S. presidents, former Secretaries of State James Baker and Henry Kissinger, the Dalai Lama, poet Maya Angelou, Beyonce the musical superstar, George Foreman(former heavyweight champion), Barbara Walters, and Robin Roberts( legendary journalists), evangelists Joel and Victoria Osteen, prima ballerina Misty Copeland, and actors Betty White, Shirley McLaine, Harry Belafonte and Denzel Washington.
As a result of her successful career, Melanie has been awarded several awards such as three Emmys. She has also been honored as the YWCA’s “Outstanding Women of the Year,” a “Women of Distinction” by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation, and the Anti-Defamation League. Melanie has also received “Lifetime Achievement” awards from the Houston Press Club, the Houston Association of Black Journalists, Women in Film and Television, and Houston Community College.
Lawson has served on the boards of numerous organizations, including the Houston Ballet, the Houston Museum of African American Culture, SHAPE Community Center, the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Volunteer Houston, and the Houston Association of Black Journalists.
She graduated from Columbia University with a joint degree in Law and Journalism. She served at a Wall Street law firm for about three years before returning to Houston and is admitted to both the Texas and New York State Bars. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, and The Links, Incorporated. She is also a member of Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, the church founded by her parents.
Melanie Lawson Multiple Sclerosis
Lawson went through months of testing before a diagnosis of multiple sclerosis. “I was scared to death. When I heard MS, I automatically assumed I was going to be in a wheelchair,” Lawson said.
Melanie Lawson Body Measurements and Facts
- Full Names: Melanie Lawson
- Career / Profession: Journalist
- Nationality: American
- Ethnicity: White
- Sexual Orientation: Straight
- Age: 53 years old as of 2022
- Zodiac Sign: Pisces
- Date of Birth: March 10th, 1969
- Place of Birth: Houston, Texas, United States of America.
- Birthday: March 10th, every year
- Body Measurements: Under Review
- Height: 5 feet 6 inches (1.68 meters)
- Weight: Under Review
- Marital Status: Divorced
- Husband/Spouse: Geary G Broadnax
- Children: One son; Geary G Broadnax
- Net Worth: $3 Million as of 2022
- Salary: Average annual salary of $64,807
Melanie Lawson Residence
Melanie lives in Houston, Texas. She is a proud member of the church founded by her parents, Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church.
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