Melanie Layden

Melanie Layden is the weekend morning meteorologist on News4 Today Saturday and Sunday mornings.  Melanie joined News4 in 2014 and was the morning traffic anchor for more than 4 years before moving to the weather team in 2019.

Melanie is a native of Jackson, TN and graduated with a degree in Broadcast Journalism from The University of Mississippi before getting her second bachelors degree 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, she worked at Fox 40 in Jackson, MS.

Melanie is an Emmy Award winning journalist, winning her first Emmy in 2018 for Best Morning Newscast. She has been nominated for four Emmy awards during her time at WSMV.  She is a member of the National Weather Association and the Junior League of Nashville.

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