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Melissa McDermott

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Name  Melissa McDermott
Role  Reporter
Education  University of Kansas

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IUPUI Works Indy: Intern Melissa McDermott unites art and history

Melissa McDermott is a former reporter for CBS News. She is best known for being an anchor of the overnight CBS newscast, Up to the Minute.


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Melissa McDermott is the daughter of Country Music Disc Jockey's Hall of Fame member and longtime Wichita, Kansas media personality "Ol' Mike" Oatman. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a B.S. degree in broadcast news from the William Allen White School of Journalism and received her master's degree in Psychology from Pace University in New York. She worked as the 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. anchor at KAYS-TV (now KBSH) in Hays, Kansas.

She worked at KSNW-TV in Wichita, Kansas, initially going by the name of Melissa Beck. She and her husband, Todd McDermott, were named co-anchors at KSNW.

McDermott later worked as 6 p.m. anchor and won several awards as an investigative reporter at WJLA-TV in Washington, DC.

From 2000 through March, 2006, Melissa McDermott anchored CBS's overnight newscast, Up to the Minute.

McDermott now lives in the New York City area and is working on a number of documentaries. She has two children. Melissa's ex-husband, Todd McDermott, is a TV anchor. Melissa then came to St in Dobbs Ferry NY, and dedicated her time to residents to help them and prepare them for their lives that’s ahead of them through social work.


Melissa McDermott has covered presidential campaigns, the Oklahoma City bombing, and other events. She has received many awards; including a national and two regional Edward R. Murrow awards, the SPJ Dateline Award, three Heartland Emmy Awards, an Ohio State Award, a National AP Award, a National Iris Award, and an Emmy Award.


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