Melanie Lawson - Updated Jul 2024

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Melanie Lawson

Melanie Lawson is a popular award-winning Journalist, reporter, and news anchor. Currently, Melanie Lawson works as a reporter and anchor at ABC13 KTRK-TV, Houston.

Early Life

Melanie Lawson was born on 10 March 1969 and she is currently 54 years old. Her full name is Melanie Cerise Lawson. She was born to her father Bill Lawson, a legendary Houston Pastor.

While her mother, Audrey Lawson, was a formidable community activist. Unfortunately, her mother died due to natural causes in December 2015. Melanie has three siblings, Eric Lawson, Cheryl Lawson, and Roxanne Lawson.

Whereas, Melanie belongs of American nationality. According to astrology, Lawson has Pisces as a zodiac sign.

Melanie Lawson childhood

Caption: Childhood pictures of Melanie Lawson with her parents (Source: abc13)

Regarding her educational status, Melanie Lawson studied at Princeton University and graduated with a degree in Politics. Furthermore, Melanie attended Columbia University for a degree in Law and Journalism.

Melanie Lawson – Net Worth 2024

Talking about her net worth and earnings, Melanie is a Journalist by profession. Likewise, from her earnings, we can estimate her net worth to be around $300k. Moreover, she earns $56,000 annually as a news anchor and reporter.

Social Media

Talking about the social media presence, Lawson is active only on Twitter. She has a Twitter account under the username @MelanieLawson13 and has more than 21k followers.


Melanie Lawson began her career working as an ABC News anchor with the ABC TV Network. Likewise, she worked as a full-time general assignment reporter on channel 13.

Later, she worked as a co-anchor of Channel 13’s midday show, Eyewitness News at 11 a.m., and Live at 5. Similarly, Melanie hosts a weekly community affairs program ‘Crossroads’ which focuses on issues and events around our city.

Also, Lawson has traveled to Cuba, Africa, Panama, and many other countries.

An American journalist has interviewed many notables including the Dalai Lama, Henry Kissinger, three United States Presidents, Grammy Award winners Destiny’s Child,

Director Spike Lee, Poet Maya Angelou, former heavyweight champion boxer George Foreman, Hall of Famer Magic Johnson, Journalist Barbara Walters, and many others.

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Caption: An American journalist, Melanie Lawson (Source:

Besides that, Melanie is on the board of many community organizations such as SHAPE Community Center, The National Multiple Sclerosis Society, The Houston Ballet, Volunteer Houston,

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, the American Leadership Forum as well as the Houston Association of Black Journalists. In addition, Lawson is a team member of the Texas Lone Star Chapter of Emmys and Women in television and Film.

Also, she is a member of the church established by her parents named Wheeler Avenue Baptist Church.


Melanie Lawson has been honored as the YWCA’s ‘Outstanding Women of the Year’ as well as ‘Women of distinction’ by the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation.

Likewise, she has won several awards for her work in journalism, including an Emmy for the coverage of President Clinton’s to South Africa.

Personal Life

Melanie is a married woman. Likewise, she is married to Geary G Broadnax, a businessman. They tied their knot in Harris Country, Texas, on 13 December 1986.

Melanie and Geary are blessed with one son named Noah Broadnax. Being in a married relationship for more than ten years, the duo broke up due to their issues.

Melanie Lawson – Body Measurements

An American journalist, Melanie stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches. Other than this, her body measurements such as weight, chest size, waist size, hip sizes, dress size, etc are not available.

Further, Lawson has a pair of brown eyes and black-colored hair.