KWQC TV6, the market-leading NBC affiliate in Davenport, Iowa, has named Melissa Smith as new Quad Cities Today co-anchor. Melissa comes to KWQC from Traverse City, Michigan where she is currently the Morning Anchor for that community's NBC affiliate, WPBN 7 & 4.
"I'm so excited to join such a dynamic broadcasting team that I hope will become like family," said Smith. "I'm also looking forward to contributing to this award-winning team and the Quad Cities community, and am honored to have the opportunity to be part of a proud KWQC legacy and look forward to gaining the viewers' trust and being a part of their mornings."
"Melissa is a leader in and out of the newsroom. She is a strong journalist with a community based philosophy. She'll fit right in with the KWQC family," said KWQC News Director Beth Marsoun. "Melissa has a kind way and bright personality. Viewers will no doubt love her as much as they do David Nelson and Greg Dutra."
Smith began her career at WLNS, the Young Broadcasting station in Lansing, MI. She then moved to Traverse City as a reporter in 2007. She has been the anchor of WPBN's Morning show since 2010, WPBN is the NBC affiliate for Traverse City. When she's not on-air, she's in the community. She currently serves as chair for the Traverse City HeartChase for the American Heart Association and is a board member of the Traverse City March of Dimes
About Young Broadcasting, LLC
Young Broadcasting, LLC owns 10 television stations, five of which are affiliated with the ABC Television Network (WKRN-TV – Nashville, TN, WTEN-TV – Albany, NY, WRIC-TV – Richmond, VA, WATE-TV – Knoxville, TN, and WBAY-TV – Green Bay, WI); three are affiliated with the CBS Television Network (WLNS-TV – Lansing, MI, KLFY-TV – Lafayette, LA and KELO-TV – Sioux Falls, SD); one is affiliated with the NBC Television Network (KWQC-TV – Davenport, IA); and one is affiliated with MyNetworkTV (KRON-TV – San Francisco, CA). In addition, KELO-TV-Sioux Falls, SD is also the MyNetworkTV affiliate in that market through the use of its digital channel capacity.