Melissa Behling

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Hometown: Racine, WI

High School: J.I. Case High School

College: University of Wisconsin – Madison

Other Journalism Experience: Special Projects Editor at Madison Commons, Video Production Intern at University Communications, News Intern at News 3 Now

Started at News 3 Now on: Aug. 13, 2017

What is your favorite part about living in Madison? Seeing Lake Monona every day

What is the biggest news story that you’ve covered? The closing of Madison’s Oscar Mayer plant and the legacy it leaves behind

What do you like to do in your spare time? Drum for the Green Bay Packers & Milwaukee Bucks, teach drum lessons, videography, “study” cinematography on Netflix

What is your favorite kind of ice cream? It’s impossible for me to choose, but I’ll go with Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked.

What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you? Superman-ing on a treadmill at Sears in sixth grade. The scars are less funny.

Who is your hero and why? My mom because she’s the most selfless person I know.

What is your favorite sport to play or watch? Band

If you could possess one superhuman power, what would it be? Teleportation

What is your most memorable travel experience? Touring the country playing snare drum with Phantom Regiment Drum Corps

Who would you most like to interview alive or dead, and why? Sheila E. She’s a boss.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? “Interview people less, talk to them more.”  – Dave Delozier

Where were you when September 11, 2001 occurred? Getting ready for school. I remember watching the news coverage in my first grade classroom.


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PHOTOS: Governor’s Easter Egg Hunt 2017

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Gallery 21 celebrates people with Down syndrome

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First event for Women of Color Week addresses immigration

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Goodman Community Center invites residents to discuss expansion

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Newly renovated Milton Public Library reopens

Lego robotics championship encourages students to solve real-world problems

Madison group helps Chicago develop violence reduction plan

Fate of the historic Monterey Dam is still up for discussion

Hotel Week attracts visitors and locals

Wholesome Wave grant helps Madison residents access healthy food

Rep. Pocan hosts town hall

Addresses community concerns

Latinx students find support at Centro Hispano

Regeneración youth group meets for discussion

‘Using big data to make better decisions’ panel discussion

Homeless Issues Committee rejects ‘no sleeping’ resolution

Wants city to provide affordable housing

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Donations made to Child Life program