Melanie Bloom rejoined the 10/11 News team in September 2012. She anchors First News Nebraska with Meteorologist Brad Anderson.
Melanie grew up near St. Paul, Minnesota. That is where she got her start in television news. She spent her summers in high school working for KSTP TV. Melanie graduated from St. Cloud State University with a major in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in French.
She dove in to the news business by filling several roles at St. Cloud State University's campus television station, UTVS. Melanie's first job was as morning anchor at KSAX TV in the northern Minnesota town of Alexandria. Her second job in television news brought her to the Cornhusker State for the first time. From 2004 to 2007, she served as a reporter and fill-in anchor at 10/11 News.
During her time at 10/11 News, Melanie met and fell in love with colleague, Meteorologist Rusty Dawkins.
The pair left Lincoln to accept jobs at KAAL TV in Austin, MN. Melanie was the morning anchor there for several years. After a wedding and two children, Melanie and Rusty decided it was time to return to Nebraska in the fall of 2007.
Rusty and Melanie still have friends and family in Nebraska and are thrilled to be close to them once again. In her spare time, you can find Melanie spending time with her husband and their two children, Bryce and Gillian.
Melanie often posts pictures of her family and events they attend, plus other news on her Melanie Bloom 10/11 News Facebook Page. Like it to keep connected!
Melanie also love searching for deals. She is an avid couponer and sale finder. She created the website HuskerMommy.com to share those finds with others!