I was born and raised in Virginia wine country, and after moving all across the country, I’m so excited to be in Central Pennsylvania, close to home, and doing what I love! I most recently came from the second coldest city in the nation, Grand Forks, North Dakota, also known in my book as the “arctic tundra”. I did it all there — anchoring, reporting, producing, and shooting and editing my own stories.
I started at FOX43 in May of 2013 as a reporter. Now you can catch me alongside Amy Lutz on FOX43 Morning News! Coffee has quickly become my best friend!
My interest in TV began when I was 8 years old. My dad used to take me to watch the Today Show at Rockefeller Plaza every Christmas Eve morning. I quickly fell in love with the art of story telling.
Fast forward a few years and I was given my first opportunity at Florida State University sideline reporting as a student. Sports is a big passion of mine. You can find me glued to the TV during football season cheering on my Redskins and Seminoles. By far my favorite interview I’ve done has been with football legend Bobby Bowden. GO NOLES!
In my spare time, I love to run. I’ve completed multiple half marathons and am working towards a full! If you have any fun running routes, please let me know! I played soccer growing up and was also a gymnast.
My favorite part of my job is being able to tell other people’s stories and making difference in their lives. If you have a story that needs to be told or you just want to say hello, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or follow me on Facebook at facebook.com/melanieorlinsfox43 or on twitter @Mel_Orlins.