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 morlins@43.com or follow me on Facebook at facebook.com/melanieorlinsfox43 or on twitter @Mel_Orlins.

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Recent Articles
  • Police Sergeant’s strength teaches force a life lesson

    “I mean, I can still remember it to this day, white snow with all my red blood on the snow. That was very contrasting and that sticks in my mind,” said Sergeant Pat Hinds. 22 years later, Sgt. Hinds vividly remembers the night that changed his life forever. Sgt. Hinds was shot in the jaw while responding to a domestic call in York County. Many argue that his zest for life is what brought him back to the Manchester Township […]

  • York County Treatment Courts give people a second chance

    A York County judge and a team of others are convinced that the county’s drug treatment courts, and not jail, are the reason for hundreds of success stories, and they have the facts to prove it. December 1, 2016 was just an average Thursday for most people. But for those who filled the seats at the Strand Capitol in York, it marked the beginning of a new era. “The gratitude that I have for those individuals being part of my […]

  • FOX43 Investigates: Dauphin County deadbeat parents

    “We had a guy who owed 20 dollars and jumped out a third floor window to get away from us,” said Corporal Josh Avilas. That’s the reality deputies with the Dauphin County Sheriff’s Department face nearly every day when going after parents who owe child support. Here in Pennsylvania, research shows the cost of infant care is nearly even with the cost of college tuition. It’s expensive and it’s enough to make your head spin. Some parents across the state […]

  • Thousands will line up Sunday for the 7th annual Hershey Half Marathon

    This weekend, 5 thousand runners will take to the streets of Hershey for the 7th annual Hershey Half Marathon. Some prepared for the tour around Chocolate Town for months… “We love to let guests come through run through Hershey park, run through the town of Hershey.. it’s such a beautiful area… it gives those guests a different experience,” said Hershey Communications Specialist, Haylee Dugan. The race starts and ends at Hersheypark Stadium, but it’s the course that has folks snapping […]

  • K-Prepare program aims at getting youngsters ready for Kindergarten

    Getting kids ready for Kindergarten is a major concern for York City leaders. Evaluations show that not even 22% of kids are prepared by the spring of their Pre-K year. In an effort to improve that statistic, students received backpacks filled with books, flash cards, crayons and scissors to help them prepare for the future. All 250 students in the York City School District Pre-K program now have one. “The more we can expose them to reading, writing and math, […]


    FOX43 Investigation changes Santander Bank policy after local man told refund was “untraceable”

    Canceling a credit card because your information was stolen, as many of us know, it’s a pain to sort out. A local Shrewsbury man found himself in that situation, but then was unable to receive a refund worth hundreds of dollars. He was told his money was untraceable because the card had been canceled. His case, and our ensuing investigation, led to a change in the way the bank operates. Shayne Dailey was ready with his credit card in hand […]

  • Local gymnast trains with the worlds best

    The US Women’s Olympic Gymnastics team is poised to defend their 2012 Olympic title and take the team gold by a very large margin Tuesday afternoon in Rio. Sunday, the team led the qualification round by nearly 10 points… the US women haven’t lost a competition in 5 years. FOX43 had the chance to sit down with a York County native, Trinity Thomas, who trains every month beside the five women representing the United States. The 15-year-old is a Junior […]

  • Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet churns out top dancers

    Carlisle is known for its rich automobile history, but that’s not all. For the past 50 years, the Central Pennsylvania Youth Ballet has been churning out some of the top professional dancers in the ballet world. The first classes were taught down the road, in an old sheep barn and today, the location on High Street is home to hundred of dancers. “This is where some of the best ballet in the world, starts. And not a lot of people […]

  • Local woman says FDA reporting system faulty after finding discrepancies with Essure reports of fetal deaths

    The birth control device, Essure, has been under fire by women across the country. And after a 6 month investigation, the Food and Drug Administration announced Monday a new mandatory clinical study for Essure as well as new labeling recommendations for the device and a checklist for doctors. But many are upset that the device isn’t being pulled from the market. FOX43 spoke with a former FDA employee who says there’s not just an issue with Essure, but also with […]

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