Malissa Wright


Malissa was born in Denver, Colorado, and raised in Chicago, Illinois. She attended Chicago State University where she majored in Communications, Media & Theater.

Malissa was a reporter for Chicago State’s television news program, CSU-TV. While in school she worked at WFLD-TV as a web producer and production assistant.

After graduating, Malissa headed to Alpena, Michigan, where she worked as a anchor and reporter for the ABC, FOX and CBS affiliates.

Malissa loves telling stories that really make an impact on people and can bring about tremendous change.

Malissa is a active member of the National Association of Black Journalists. She spends her spare time exercising, volunteering and cooking up new healthy recipes.

Malissa is excited to call the Quad Cities home! If you see her out and about, please stop and say, "Hello!"

Recent Articles

  • The silent killer, carbon monoxide poisoning

    Posted on: 7:13 pm, October 17, 2013, by , updated on: 10:25am, October 18, 2013

    Bruce Clark, a new home owner in Bettendorf is taking precautionary methods to make sure his home is monoxide free.
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  • Tampico residents decorate to raise breast cancer awareness

    Posted on: 3:06 pm, October 14, 2013, by and , updated on: 03:07pm, October 14, 2013

    In an effort to raise awareness of breast cancer people decorated a bridge, in an unusual way.
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  • Rock Island High School students build house for refugee family

    Posted on: 11:10 am, October 13, 2013, by , updated on: 03:09pm, October 13, 2013

    Rock Island High School students team-up with Habitat for Humanity to build a home for an African refugee family.
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  • Galesburg City Council discuss 2014 budget, possible layoffs in the future

    Posted on: 7:04 pm, October 11, 2013, by , updated on: 06:27am, October 28, 2013

    Galesburg City Council meet at City Hall to discuss the 2014 budget.
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  • A string of burglaries hits Milan, no suspect in custody

    Posted on: 7:00 pm, October 9, 2013, by , updated on: 01:34pm, October 10, 2013

    Police are asking for the public's help after Meatheads Meat Market was burglarized.
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  • Arrowhead Ranch Holds Annual Vehicle Auction

    Posted on: 5:49 pm, October 6, 2013, by , updated on: 06:27pm, October 6, 2013

    Aarow Vehicle Auction held its annual vehicle auction. The money raised at the auction will support Arrowhead residents, as they go through rehabilitation.
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  • Family, Friends Say Good-Bye to David Harker

    Posted on: 7:05 pm, October 5, 2013, by , updated on: 07:00pm, October 6, 2013

    Family and friends gathered to say farewell to David Harker.
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  • Gold’s Gym, sixth private gym to close its doors in the QCA for business

    Posted on: 7:52 pm, October 4, 2013, by , updated on: 08:07pm, October 4, 2013

    Gold’s Gym announced they are closing their gym for good at the end of October. The gym located at 4885...
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  • Honor Flight Veterans from the QCA visit World War II Memorial despite Goverment shut down

    Posted on: 11:08 pm, October 3, 2013, by , updated on: 09:54am, October 4, 2013

    Honor Flight Veterans and organizers boarded their non-refundable charter flight Thursday morning, despite obstacles.
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  • More jobs could be headed to the Quad Cities after grant

    Posted on: 7:08 pm, September 26, 2013, by

    Manufacturing jobs are headed back into the Quad Cities. The back bone of America’s economy and this regions economy has...
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  • Bucktown Center for the Arts needs Quad Citians help

    Posted on: 5:33 pm, September 22, 2013, by , updated on: 07:42pm, September 22, 2013

    A group of Bucktown artists are working together with the community to create “Title Wave.” The large scale book instillation...
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    Bucktown Art Center
  • Sequester cuts Head Start classroom in half

    Posted on: 6:45 pm, September 19, 2013, by , updated on: 09:56am, September 20, 2013

    The Head Start program has lost more than 135,000 in federal funding, forcing the layoff of three full time employees.
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