Melissa Rademaker

Melissa Rademaker

Multimedia Journalist

Moselle, MS

Melissa was born and raised in North Carolina where she graduated from UNC Chapel Hill with a degree in Broadcast and Electronic Journalism. She is a big Tar Heel sports fan and worked for the Carolina Football team in college.

She has experience interning as a Reporter at WXII 12 news in Winston-Salem, N.C. and as a Media Production Assistant at bigO agency in Dublin, Ireland.

She prefers the beach over mountains and tea over coffee.

Melissa loves traveling, reading, going to concerts and trying new restaurants. This is her first time in Mississippi and she is excited to explore the Pine Belt.

Have a recommendation or story idea? Email Melissa: melissa.rademaker@wdam.com.


Recent Articles by Melissa

  Pine Belt doctors share holiday visiting tips

  West Jasper School District, TEC complete fiber internet installation

  Hattiesburg teen organizes community blood drive

  USM reports highest enrollment in six years

  Lumberton makes staffing changes in police department amid investigation

  Bay Springs passes mask mandate

  Pine Belt superintendents say buses pose biggest COVID-19 challenge

  Hattiesburg nonprofit donates to Camp Shelby food pantry

  Some hospitals say operating ICU at capacity is not unusual

  Hattiesburg Public School District using mobile ticketing for athletics

  State health official explains school COVID-19 outbreak numbers

  Jasper County Board accepts bid for new Stringer Fire Dept.

  Zeta Phi Beta alumni chapter donates to SeMRHI Pink Ribbon Fund

  Hosey wins West Jasper School Board seat

  Jasper County Sheriff’s Department hosting seized property auction

The First Bank donates $350,000 to Hattiesburg Early Learning Collaborative

  Traditional learning underway at HPSD

  Laurel business hosts ‘back the blue’ event

  Hattiesburg honors Vernon Dahmer Jr. as Veteran of the Year

  Laurel police host ‘Stuff the Truck’ fall food drive for Good Samaritan Center

  Saturday is last day for in-person absentee voting in Miss.

  Mississippi Power working to restore power to customers after Zeta

  Pinebelt Foundation launches TIMES2 fundraising campaign

  Hattiesburg church invites voters to election watch party

  Bay Springs adds two part-time police officers

  Hattiesburg employees making a difference through service projects

  Hattiesburg Clinic hosts 17th ADHD & Related Concerns Conference virtually

  West Jasper School District invests in fiber internet with CARES funds

  Hattiesburg Public Schools Phase III opt-out deadline is Oct. 23

  Jasper County supervisors approve bid for new ambulance provider