Chloe Melas Profile
Chloe Melas is an American News Reporter and Host working for CNN in Atlanta, Georgia. She re-joined the network in June 2016.
Chloe Melas Education
Melas is a proud graduate of Auburn University. She graduated from the university in the year 2008 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Radio, TV, and film. During her stint at the university, she was part of the Zeta Tau Alpha Fraternity.
Chloe Melas Career
Melas serves at CNN as an entertainment reporter based in the network’s New York bureau. This is her second stint at CNN. Her first stint was from October 2008 to September 2009 and she worked as a News Assistant. It was in her 1st stint that she began her career. She reports on all things entertainment and Hollywood for CNN across platforms. She has done everything from exclusive feature interviews and breaking news to in-depth investigations to industry analyses, reaching all sorts of entertainment at the intersection of culture.
Melas has recently reported on the COVID-19 pandemic through an entertainment lens, following its impact on Hollywood. She has conducted interviews with celebrities who speak out and gives back, such as Swizz Beatz, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Queen Latifah, and Naomi Watts, just to name a few. During the coronavirus pandemic, Melas did an investigation into L’Oreal’s workplace and she exposed exclusive details about the growing fear and tensions of the company.
Over the years with CNN, she has extensively reported on the #MeToo era. Melas’s groundbreaking investigation into Chris D’Elia is an addition to her lineup of exclusive coverage of misconduct allegations and sexual harassment that surrounds high-profile figures such as Morgan Freeman, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, and many others. Her coverage of Kevin Spacey made him be fired from “All the Money in the World,” the Sony feature film, as well as Netflix in general.
Melas reported on the death of Kobe Bryant (NBA legend) and the Weinstein criminal trial in New York, in the year 2020. She was the creator and host of a TV series for CNN’s Headline News, “Side Hustle Success.” The series was featuring women who used their hobbies to have multi-million dollar businesses.
Quick Facts About Chloe Melas
|Full Name||Chloe Melas|
|Age||36 years old as of 2022|
|Net Worth||$1 Million – $5 Million|
Before Melas joined CNN for the second stint, she worked as the senior reporter for the entertainment website, HollywoodLife for 7 years. This website was launched by her and Bonnie Fuller in the year 2009. There she was responsible for leading some of the huge initiatives that propelled the outlet to the forefront of industry coverage online. Melas co-hosted “The Gossip Table,” VH1’s hit morning show in the year 2013.
Melas has worked at Columbia University as a guest lecturer on investigative journalism. She has also served as a moderator of panels on women’s issues for Create & Cultivate, Time’s Up, BlogHer, and Women in the World Summit.
Chloe Melas Age, How old is Chloe Melas?
Melas is 36 years old as of 2022. She was born on July 11, 1986, in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. She celebrates her birthday on the 11th of July every year.
Chloe Melas Height
Melas stands at a height of approximately 5 feet 4 inches (1.63 m).
Chloe Melas Family
Melas was raised in Atlanta, Georgia, and Dallas, Texas, with her loving parents, Elizabeth Murphy Melas (mother) and Paul Melas (father). She grew up alongside her younger brother, Stefanos Melas.
Chloe Melas Husband
Melas is married to her lovely spouse, Brian Mazza, a New York City restaurateur. They first met in late 2012 and went on a blind date for 4 months. After the blind date, they saw each other and continued dating for another 4 months. After the 8 months were over, Brian proposed to Melas and therefore got engaged. They eventually tied the knot on October 25, 2014, at a wedding ceremony held at a church in New York City.
Chloe Melas Sons / Children
Melas and her husband take great pride in being mom and dad to their 2 sons; Leo DeSales Mazza (firstborn) and Luke (secondborn). Leo is 5 years old as of 2022 having been born on July 3, 2017. Luke is 3 years old as of 2022 having been born in July 2019. The family happily resides in New York.
Chloe Melas Salary
Being one of the top journalists for CNN, she earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Chloe Melas Net Worth
Melas has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a News Reporter and Host.
Chloe Melas IVF
Both Melas’s children, Luke and Leo DeSales were conceived with the use of in vitro fertilization due to a diagnosis of low sperm count for her husband as well as a poor ovarian reserve for Melas. She has used her platform to share her family’s journey with IVF. People Magazine, Yahoo, Extra, and many other companies to raise awareness for other families on their own journeys have been.
Chloe Melas Morgan Freeman
Melas’s experience with Morgan Freeman, an American actor, narrator, and director led directly to her investigation into his behavior with women. She said that it was in the year 2017 during a junket for Morgan Freeman’s film “Going in Style,” that he shook and held onto Melas’s hand and looked her up and down, and said variations of the words “I wish I was there,” and “You are ripe.” At the time, Melas was 6 months pregnant.
A camera revealed and exposed Morgan saying “Boy, I wish I was there” while he sat a few feet from Melas. She and her co-anchor, An Phung reported the news on a Thursday newscast that some women have accused Morgan of sexual harassment. Morgan Freeman went ahead and quickly apologized after he saw the news on TV. In the apology, he said that it was his intent for anyone to feel disrespected or uncomfortable.
Chloe Melas House Fire
In January 2020, a fire broke out in Melas’s sons’ room. The house where they were living at the time was a new home that she and her family had just settled in. She noticed a faint wisp of smoke and then suddenly she heard a bang from the door of a neighbor. She calls it a terrible moment of her life.
At CNN Melas works alongside;
- Phil Mattingly
- Suzanne Malveaux
- Patrick Oppmann
- Ryan Nobles
- Paula Newton
- Chad Myers
- Jeanne Moos
- David McKenzie
- Oren Liebermann
- Alex Marquardt
- Miguel Marquez
- Athena Jones
- Laura Jarrett
- Kristen Holmes
- Paula Hancocks