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!"