Melissa Kim

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Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

College: The Johns Hopkins University

Other Journalism Experience: The Bronx, NY – Baltimore, MD – Bangor, ME – Birmingham, AL

Started at News 3 Now on: January 11, 2016

What is your favorite part about living in Madison?

I love passionate sports fans! I also love being in an active community that spends a lot of time outdoors.

What is the biggest news story that you’ve covered?

In December 2014, the University of Alabama-Birmingham shut down its football program. It was truly moving and emotional to see how sports transcended into news headlines. I loved how it brought the community together.

What do you like to do in your spare time?

I love to read newspapers and magazines (yes, like an actual physical newspaper – I’m old school), hot yoga, spinning, paddleboarding, surfing & playing golf

What is your favorite kind of ice cream?

Deer tracks – or anything that has caramel in it

What is your favorite place to vacation?

Maine! It’s known as “Vacationland” for a reason! Also Marbella, Spain and Paris, France.

Who is your hero and why?

Too many to list – there are several sports writers and journalists I admire, especially female ones, for paving the way

What was your favorite band when you were in high school?

Spice Girls and the Backstreet Boys

What is your favorite sport to play or watch?

To play – lacrosse and golf, to watch – college football, college basketball, any level of baseball

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

Disapparating (shout out to the Harry Potter fans out there) – because I hate waiting

What are you really bad at that you’d love to be great at?

Golfing and singing/dancing

What is your most memorable travel experience?

My family lived in Germany when I was in middle school, so we had the opportunity to travel to lots of countries in Europe. The experience was really instrumental in shaping my view of the world and how I approach life as a whole.

Articles

Middleton Boys Volleyball Coach beats cancer, running 13 miles to give back to Gilda's Club

Inside the NBA bubble: DJ Shawna grateful for once-in-a-lifetime experience

Report: Big Ten to "pull the plug" on fall sports season, including football

Bucks lose to Rockets, 120-116

Sunday's Cardinals-Brewers doubleheader postponed

ESPN: Bucks close practice facility after Friday's coronavirus test results

Former Badger student-athlete says now is the time to speak up

Hustle, attitude, effort: Gross inspired to take different path after COVID-19 changed his plans

Badger community mourns loss of former hockey, baseball player Rob Andringa

Downtown Emergency Relief Fund site created to help local businesses

Governor Tony Evers reacts to protests

Longtime Middleton Athletic Director Bob Joers loses battle with pancreatic cancer

Badger runner helps team raise more than $4000 for No Kid Hungry

Packers release 2020 schedule

Badgers women's hockey player has talents both on and off of the ice

Senior spring athletes reflect on canceled season, aim to move forward

Report: NBA will allow players to practice starting May 1st, but Bucks won't get to participate

Packers add center, offensive tackle in sixth round of NFL Draft

Packers get Rodgers some protection in the sixth round, selecting OG Runyan out of Michigan

A Gopher is coming to Green Bay! Packers select ILB Kamal Martin in fifth round of NFL Draft

Detroit Lions pick up former Badger WR Quintez Cephus in fifth round of NFL Draft

Badger center Tyler Biadasz selected in fourth round of NFL Draft

Golf course owners express safety concerns over reopening on Friday

Badger women's cross country team staying grateful while staying in shape

Dunn brothers, Badger football team up with Agrace Hospice Care to raise money and deliver meals

Former Badger teams up with local restaurant and Ronald McDonald House to help families in Madison

Discrimination against Asian Americans: City council candidate experiences racism on social media

Madison woman runs around Lake Monona five times after Ultramarathon canceled

Barry Alvarez addresses Badger fans amidst COVID-19 cancelations

Locally-owned restaurants and small businesses prepare for COVID-19 restrictions

Community raises more than $8000 to feed Leopold Elementary Community School students during shutdown

Hear Jerell Moore's powerful message to Badger nation

Stoughton's Rivera, Memorial's Reetz among big winners at WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament

Wrestlers compete at WIAA State Individual Wrestling Tournament.

Pelton-Byce helps Badgers men's hockey team earn extra point against no. 10 Ohio State

Badgers women's hockey earns eighth WCHA regular-season title

Ford's career-high 19 points puts Wisconsin over Purdue

Badgers lose on the road to No. 18 Iowa

Davison hits late 3 to help Badgers beat No. 17 Maryland

Badgers win 56-54

Celebrating Rose Bowl traditions