UPDATE JANUARY 06, 2015
Melissa Hawkes joins News On 6 KOTV Tulsa after her temporary KPRC 2 reporting gig comes to an end.
Hawkes grew up in Katy and first appeared on Houston TV when she was 14 years old. It was a meeting with the White Knight in Blue Shades that led her to her present day career.
"I first developed my passion for news while competing in pageants," Hawkes once wrote on Facebook. "I visited KTRK in Houston for an award show with Marvin Zindler when I was a junior in high school. I knew right then and there I wanted to be part of the action."
Recently, Hawkes has been running a business called Made for Media Marketing.
Before that, she was a morning reporter for Fox 23 KOKI in Tulsa for about two years until January of this year. Previously, she was an MMJ and fill-in anchor at KATC TV3 in Lafayette. She interned at KXAS 5 DFW while attending TCU's Schieffer School of Journalism.
Kaitlin McCulley joins KTRK 13