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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