Born and raised in Fort Worth, Texas, Melanie Torre joined the KLTV News team as a general assignments reporter in June of 2011. Melanie often concentrates on district court reporting and investigative assignments. She graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in May of 2011 with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a concentration in Business.
Melanie was recognized for her coverage of a controversial East Texas nativity scene by the Texas Associated Press Broadcasters in 2011. As a student at UT, Melanie began reporting and anchoring for KVR News at Texas Student Television, the university's student-run TV station. After two years as an anchor and reporter she was promoted to News Director. While serving in this position, KVR News was named the best college newscast in Texas and Oklahoma by the Society of Professional Journalists. Melanie has won multiple first place awards for reporting and photography from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Texas Intercollegiate Press Association.
In 2010, Melanie became the first on-air intern for KEYE-TV (CBS Austin). For six months she pitched, wrote, shot and edited her own stories for their 4 p.m. show, "Austin Live." Melanie also spent her senior year as a student reporter for ABC News, with some of her work featured on ABCNews.com and broadcast nationally on ABC's World News Now. In college Melanie served as president of the women's service organization Texas Spirits, helping to raise $20,000 each year for the Make A Wish Foundation. Serving others has always been her passion.
Melanie loves spending time with her family and friends, eating spicy food, traveling and cheering on the Texas Longhorns.