Melissa Blasius Profile
Melissa Blasius is an American Emmy Award-winning Investigative reporter and Multimedia Journalist working at ABC15 serving as an Investigative reporter and Multimedia Journalist. She has been working for the station since March 2019 after working for KUSA-TV in Denver.
Melissa Blasius Education
As for her education, Blasius attended Northwestern University near Chicago to further her education. After completing her studies there, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism and Political Science. While there, she picked up a passion for Cubs baseball.
Melissa Blasius Career
Blasius is an Investigative reporter and Multimedia Journalist working for ABC15 News. Her reporting led to the resignations of top government officials, exposed criminal activity, and influenced changes in state law. She has also helped veterans recover their long-overdue VA disability benefits and homeowners reverse wrongful bank foreclosures. Blasius is frequently asking questions at the Arizona State Capitol. In 2018, she led ABC15’s coverage of the life and legacy of Sen. John McCain.
During her working time at KUSA-TV in Denver, she served the station as an investigative reporter. She landed an exclusive interview with Mark Redwine who was later convicted of murdering his son Dylan, exposed flooded-damaged mobile homes being marketed to unsuspecting buyers, and also revealed a secret patient waiting list at the VA hospital. In addition to that, Blasius worked as a reporter in Topeka, KS, Champaign, IL, Battle Creek, MI, and Houston, TX. Blasius also worked at the Arizona Department of Health Services as the Director of Communications.
Throughout her journalism career, she has covered major stories including the space shuttle Columbia disaster, the Las Vegas Massacre, as well as President Barack Obama’s inauguration. Furthermore, she flew a fighter plane searching for drug smugglers in the desert and even interviewed a talking pig.
During her leisure time, she enjoys playing board games with her husband, stepdaughters, son, and grandson, watching movies, as well as trail running.
Melissa Blasius Age
Blasius’s age is not known for she has managed to keep her personal life private. It is therefore not known how old she is or when she celebrates her birthday. However, she might be in her 50s.
Melissa Blasius Height
Blasius stands at an approximate height of 5 feet 6 inches.
Melissa Blasius Family
Information regarding Blasius’s parents and siblings is under review. However, the information will be updated as soon as it’s available.
Melissa Blasius Husband
Blasius is married but she has not shared his name with the public. The two are blessed with children and have stepdaughters, a son, and a grandson. During their free time, they like having good times as a family.
Melissa Blasius Salary
Being one of the top Investigative reporters and Multimedia journalists for ABC15, Blasius earns an annual salary ranging from $ 20,000 – $ 100,000.
Melissa Blasius Net Worth
Blasius has an estimated net worth of between $1 Million – $5 Million which she has earned through her successful career as an Investigative reporter and Multimedia Journalist.
Melissa Blasius Awards
Throughout her journalism career, she has received several awards and honors. She regional Emmy Awards and a Sunshine Award from the Valley’s Society of Professional Journalists. In 2022, “Politically Charged” was awarded a George Foster Peabody Award, the U.S. Hillman Prize, and a du-Pont Columbia Award. The National Headliner Awards recognized Melissa’s reporting on the COVID-19 pandemic. in addition to that, she was part of the ABC15 team honored with a Sigma Delta Chi award from the Society of Professional Journalists.
Melissa Blasius ABC15
Blasius works at ABC15 where she works alongside other famous ABC15 anchors and reporters including;
- Craig Fouhy
- Fay Fredricks
- Nohelani Graf
- Nicole Grigg
- Nicole Gutierrez
- Collin Harmon
- Iris Hermosillo
- Ashley Holden
- Courtney Holmes