Channel 6 Action News weather anchor Melissa Magee
For new Channel 6 weather personality Melissa Magee
, coming to Philadelphia has been a dream come true.
Having climbed the highly competitive ladder of a news anchor at an impressive pace, Magee
has reached yet another pinnacle by earning a high profile position as a member one of the top-rated weather teams in the industry.
Exemplifying the work ethic of a seasoned veteran, Magee
has set the tone for a bright future as she
begins a new chapter in an already impressive career.
comes to Philadelphia with a wealth of experience that has spanned nearly a decade.
Born and raised in Los Angeles, California, she attended Beverly Hills High before graduating from UCLA in 2001, where she earned a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in French.
From early on Magee
was exposed to solid family values.
father, a corporate trainer; and her
mother, a seasoned veteran in the television industry with 20th Century Fox
, laid the foundation with a solid work ethic and stable home life that gave Magee
the tools required to establish herself personally and professionally.
"I was sixteen, seventeen years old when I decided what I wanted to do," recalls Magee
"We had, like a lot of schools have now, a TV access channel which allowed us to put on local high school news.
That's where I really got into news.
Then I started as an anchor reporter and later transferred to weather anchor."
college studies, Magee
first assignment at TV station KDUH in Scottsbluff, Nebraska where she
spent the next year doing everything from writing, producing and editing her
Catching the attention of CBS/Fox, Magee's talents were enlisted by their Bakersfield, California affiliate.
There she worked weekends, serving as a news anchor, reporter and weather person.
dedication to her
craft did not go unrewarded, as she
was soon promoted to the noon anchor position where she
continued to hone her
skills as one of the station's premier weather anchors.
In 2006, Magee
signed on with Accuweather, based in State College, Pennsylvania, and she
spent the next two years providing regional, national and international weather forecasts as well as daily appearances on the nationally broadcast Bloomsburg Morning Show.
arrived at New York's WNYW in 2008, pulling double duty anchoring the weather for the morning program "Good Day New York" and the evening news.
She also worked as a feature reporter and created original content for the station's website.
This past December, Magee
arrived in Philadelphia as the newest member of the WPVI Channel
6 Action News weather team.
"I'm in a great place at a great station in a stable environment," says Magee
"I took all seventeen classes and that was tough," says Magee
"That was a three year program and, after I pass this test at the end of August, I will be a certified broadcast meteorologist.
So my focus is definitely on the weather.
I think it is a great fit for me."
isn't logging lots of hours at Channel 6, she
is enjoying all that Philadelphia has to offer.
"I'm still experiencing and learning the city," says Magee
In spite of all her
is quick to give credit to her
family and the values that were instilled in her
"I think I am actually a little bit ahead of the curve and that has to do with the upbringing that I had," says Magee
can be seen reporting the weather on WPVI Chanel 6 every weekend while filling in sporadic weekday broadcasts.
In addition to the news, she
has worked on the programs "FYI" and "Visions 2010".