Melanie Lawson Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Family, Husband, ABC13, Salary, and Net Worth

Melanie Lawson is an American Emmy award-winning news anchor/reporter for ABC13. She joined the station as a general assignment reporter

Melanie Lawson Profile

Melanie Lawson is an American Emmy award-winning news anchor and reporter working for ABC13. She joined the station as a general assignment reporter.

Melanie Lawson Education

Lawson attended Princeton University and received an undergraduate degree in Politics. She also attended Columbia University and obtained a joint degree in Law and Journalism. For three years she worked at a Wall Street law firm before returning to Houston. She is admitted to both the New York and Texas State Bars.

Melanie Lawson
Melanie Lawson

Melanie Lawson Career

Lawson is an Emmy award-winning news anchor and reporter at ABC13. She joined the station as a general assignment reporter and later became a co-anchor of Live at 5 and Eyewitness News at 11 am. Lawson hosts “Crossroads” a weekly Community Affairs program focusing on issues and events around the city.

She has covered almost every state, city, and national election throughout her career. Lawson has paid Africa, Cuba, and Panama among other places a visit. Her reporting helped her to win numerous awards. She covered President Clinton’s visit to South Africa and won an Emmy. Lawson was the only local reporter to make that trip.

She interviewed the Dalai Lama,  Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, former heavyweight champion boxer George Foreman, three U.S. Presidents, evangelists Joel and Victoria Osteen, and legendary journalist Barbara Walters. Furthermore, she had Grammy Award winners Destiny’s Child, poet Maya Angelou, Henry Kissinger, director Spike Lee, actors Shirley MacLaine, Lily Tomlin, and Denzel Washington in the interview.

Lawson likes community work, she is a member of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, the Houston Association of Black Journalists, Volunteer Houston, the Houston Ballet, and also the SHAPE Community Center. In addition, she belongs to the Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, the Houston Chapter of The Links, as well as the American Leadership Forum.

Quick Facts About Lawson

Age52 years old as of 2021
SpouseNot Available
Net Worth$1 Million – $5 Million

The Texas Lone Star Chapter of Emmys and Women in Film and Television knows her as a member. Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation honored her as the YWCA’s “Outstanding Women of the Year”, a “Women of Distinction.” The Anti-Defamation League awarded her with the Ben and Julie Rogers Ecumenism Award.

Melanie Lawson Age

Lawson is 52 years old as of 2021. She was born on March 10, 1969, in Houston, Texas, the United States where she celebrates her birthday on the 10th of March every year.

Melanie Lawson Height

Lawson stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall.

Melanie Lawson Family

She is the daughter of Bill Lawson(father), a famous Houston pastor, and Audrey Lawson(mother). Her parents are the founder of the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church and she is a proud member of the church. She was brought up along with her three siblings named Cheryl Lawson, Eric lawson, and Roxanne Lawson.

Melanie Lawson Husband

Lawson was married to a businessman Geary G Broadnax who worked at Insync Internet Services Inc. The couple tied the knot on 13th December 1986 in a private ceremony in Harris Country, Texas although they later broke up.

Melanie Lawson Salary

Being one of the top journalists for ABC she earns an annual salary ranging between $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.

Melanie Lawson Net Worth

Lawson has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as a News Anchor and Reporter.

Melanie Lawson ABC13 

At ABC13 Lawson works alongside;

  1. Adam Winkler
  2. Briana Conner
  3. Gina Gaston
  4. Erik Barajas
  5. Erica Simon
  6.  Elita Loresca
  7. Jonathan Bruce
  8. Jeff Ehling
  9. Kevin Roth
  10. Jacob Rascon 
  11. David Tillman
  12. Miya Shay
  13. Tom Abrahams
  14. Steve Campion
  15. Rita Garcia
  16. Elissa Rivas
  17. Rachel Briers
  18. Travis Herzog
  19. Brhe Berry
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