Melanie Gillespie, WPXI-TV


Melanie Gillespie is a Pittsburgh native, born and raised in Bridgeville and an alum of South Fayette School District. She joined the Channel 11 team in July of 2015. As a graduate of Kent State University, Melanie majored in broadcast journalism with a minor concentration in sports administration. Melanie came back to the 'Burgh from WJAC in Johnstown, where she served as weekend anchor/reporter for 4 years. Prior to that, she was a reporter in Bluefield, West Virginia at the NBC affiliate, WVVA-TV. She's helped to cover big stories like the Jerry Sandusky Scandal and the 10th Anniversary of Flight 93. Melanie will be reporting out of the Westmoreland County bureau, and is excited to be back home, in the town she loves, and reporting for the station she grew up watching! If you have any ideas, tips or comments, please email her.

Latest Headlines by Melanie Gillespie

Search continues a year after man went missing

A year after a Hempfield Township man went missing, authorities again searched a wooded area near his home on Wednesday to try to find some trace of him and bring answers to his family.

Facilities across Pa. ready for accelerated vaccination rollout schedule

On Wednesday, state officials outlined a plan for Pennsylvania to match President Biden’s goal of making most adults eligible for vaccinations before the end of April. On the same day, more than 100 people an hour were being vaccinated at a fast-track clinic in Westmoreland County hosted by Hayden’s Pharmacy.

Church damaged by tornado to be repaired

It’s been almost a year since parishioners filled the pews at St. Mary of Czestochowa in New Kensington. A tornado swept through last April, destroying the roof and steeple of the church.