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

  Family surprises member when he’s released after 80 days in hospital

  Four candidates vying for Hattiesburg mayor in upcoming election

  Hattiesburg lifts business restrictions, extends mask mandate

  State introduces car decals for people with communication disorders

  Forrest General invests in PRCC nursing bridge program

  Engineers help serve Pine Belt behind scenes of projects

  Miss. Inland Cleanup Program to host trash pickup in Petal Friday

  Petal community helps woman after house fire

  Laurel COVID-19 patient thankful to be home after 75 days in hospital

  Community reacts to Hattiesburg municipal precinct changes

  Hattiesburg residents experience ponding after heavy rain

  Lamar County investing in Project NOLA security cameras

  Sacred Heart students create mini Mardi Gras float display

  Hattiesburg church offers soup kitchen, warming station amid freezing temperatures

  Changemakers: Brothers recall making history as members of Heidelberg Seven

  MDOT warns against driving in winter weather

  Merit Health unveils new Cardiac Catheterization Lab

  What to expect when scheduling and receiving COVID-19 vaccine

  Forrest County Sheriff’s Dept. introduces Victim Services Department

  Ambulance care work continues on front lines of pandemic

  Pine Belt restaurants hoping for COVID-19 relief

  Hattiesburg doctors celebrating Women Physicians Day

  Hattiesburg mayor speaks on officer-involved shooting

  Sheriff warns phone scammers are impersonating Forrest County deputies

  Apollo 13 astronaut Fred Haise speaks to Petal students

  Progress being made on Hattiesburg Fire Station #9

  Mississippi Music pays employees for time donating plasma

  Child Advocacy Centers celebrate 20 years of serving Mississippi

  Consent decree commits Hattiesburg to 16-year plan for sewer improvements

  Laurel School District to hold job fair in February