While making it to the top of one’s career requires a lot of hard work and gut, remaining at that apex involves a lot of dedication. Nevertheless, when one defies all odds and consistently makes it to the prominent height of success, she/he becomes a person deserving accolades and honor. Having such a personality is the award-winning journalist Melanie Lawson. Read on, as we take you through her bio, age, husband, and exciting facts below!
Melanie Lawson's Bio, Age
Melanie Lawson was born on 10 March 1969 to Audrey Lawson and Rev. William Lawson. She was raised in her family home in Houston with her three siblings, Cheryl Lawson, Eric Lawson, and Roxanne Lawson. Melanie proudly presents herself as Houstonian and a product of Houston school.
From Princeton University, she received her undergraduate degree in Politics. Then, she attended Columbia University for her further studies on Law and Journalism.
Melanie Lawson tweets on her father's 90th birthday on 8 July 2018 (Photo: Melanie Lawson's Twitter)
She has been an active member of the Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church, founded by her parents. Her father now is 90 years old whereas her mother passed away at the age of 83.
Melanie Lawson's Husband, Married Or Divorced?
Well, Melanie is a divorced woman. She was married to the Chief Executive Officer at President at Dovarri, Inc, Geary G Broadnax. Since tying the wedding knots on 13 September 1986 in Harris County, Texas, they were living together as husband and wife. However, Melanie's marital voyage with partner dissolved in divorce with the sway of time, and the duo parted ways.
Not only through divorce processings but Melanie also had to go through Multiple Sclerosis, a disabling disease of the brain and spinal cord. Nevertheless, she fought with the disease by exercising caution and using the cane. She remained brave and didn't let her disease hamper her career with the support of her family members.
Following her graduation, she worked as a full-time general assignment reporter at Channel 13. She also started co-anchoring Channel 13’s The Midday Show and Eyewitness: Live at 11 and Crossroads.
She covered stories in virtually every city, state, and a national election during her career. She also traveled the world aid of great journalism and interviewed a wide range of notable personalities including three U.S. Presidents, Henry Kissinger, Grammy Award winners Destiny’s child, poet Maya Angelou, the Dalai Lama, Denzel Washington, actor Lily Tomlin, Shirley MacLaine and Legendary journalist Barbara Walters.
30 years of dedication in journalism has paid Melanie a reasonable success, which led her to win the Emmy Award, and the honor as the YWCA’s “Outstanding Women of the Year,” a “Women of Distinction” by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation. Besides, she earns an attractive salary of $56 K, which undoubtedly enriches her net worth.
Apart from media field, she is actively involved in numerous community organizations which include the Houston Association of Black Journalists, the Houston Ballet, SHAPE Community Centre, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Volunteer Houston.