Contact Melissa Blasius
As the newest member of the 9Wants to Know investigative team, I am lucky be working my dream job. I get to ask the questions everyone wants answered. I get to help people who have nowhere else to turn. I also get to track down the truth and ferret out corruption. Pretty cool, right?
In case you think I have a familiar face, maybe you've seen me at a former station. Most likely, it's KPNX-TV in Phoenix, AZ. I worked there for 8 years. I spent a lot of time fighting for homeowners who were wronged by the big banks and veterans wronged by the federal government. I also faced one of my biggest fears: being stung by a scorpion. Ouch!
Before that, I worked in Houston, TX; Battle Creek, MI; Champaign IL; and Topeka, KS. I'm a proud graduate of Northwestern University, where I picked up a passion for the Chicago Cubs.
As a reporter, I am privileged to get to write what I call the "first draft of history". I have covered President Obama's inauguration, and I was one of the first reporters on the scene of the Space Shuttle Columbia crash. I've flown a fighter plane, and I've searched for drug smugglers in the desert. I once even interviewed a talking pig.
I am married to a man who's even more of a news junkie than I am. We have a 2-year-old son. We also like to take adventurous trips with my two terrific (and brave) stepdaughters. Let me know the best places to explore in Colorado.