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.


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Six different players score for UW to take opener

No. 16 Wisconsin falls at Michigan State, 84-74

Nigel Hayes led Badgers with 22 points

Badgers drop border battle against No. 4 Minnesota

Gophers now No. 1 in Big Ten standings

No. 1 Badgers headed back to WCHA Final Face-Off

UW beats MSU, 6-0

No. 11 Wisconsin beat No. 23 Maryland, 71-60

Badgers now tied with Purdue for 1st place in B1G

Another shootout for No. 1 Wisconsin and No. 4 Minnesota

Border Battle ends in draw for 2nd straight game

Wisconsin women beat Scarlet Knights, 53-41

No. 1 Badgers skate to 1-1 tie with No. 4 Golden Gophers

Jenny Ryan leads UW to shootout win

#7 Wisconsin men’s basketball falls to Northwestern, 66-59

NU's Bryant McIntosh scored a game-high 25 points

Mekenzie Steffen scores in shootout to help Women’s Hockey team to victory

Freshman scored in 12th round of shootout

#17 Badgers Men’s Hockey swept by #10 Penn State

UW loses 2 straight for 1st time this season

#15 Wisconsin edges out Rutgers in OT at Madison Square Garden

Ethan Happ leads team with 32 points

Badgers women’s hockey team vs. Lindenwood game cancelled

Cancellation due to carbon monoxide leak at arena

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Kaukauna beats Waunakee, 91-62

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