Melanie Layden

Melanie Layden (WSMV)

Melanie Layden is proud to be the most veteran traffic reporter in the Nashville news market. Born and raised in Tennessee, Melanie is able to use her knowledge of the area to get drivers around the wrecks that stand in the way of the morning commute.

Melanie joined News 4 in December 2014 as a newscast producer and became morning traffic anchor in May 2015. You'll also see her forecasting the weather from time to time as News 4's latest addition to the 4WARN Weather Team. She is a native of Jackson, TN, and graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from The University of Mississippi before getting her certificate in Broadcast Meteorology from Mississippi State University.

Before coming to Nashville, Melanie was the morning traffic reporter at WAAY-31 in Huntsville, AL. Prior to Huntsville, Melanie worked at Fox 40 in Jackson, MS, as an intern to learn the ropes of the news business.

Melanie has been nominated for two Emmy awards during her time at WSMV. She is a member of the National Weather Association and the Junior League of Nashville.

You can catch Melanie weekday mornings on News 4 Today from 5:00 - 7:00 a.m.

If you would like to invite Melanie to your event, or if you have questions, comments, or traffic tips, email her at

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