Melanie Hastings (ABC 7) Bio, Wiki, Age, Husband, Salary, Net Worth

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Melanie Hastings Biography and Wiki

Melanie Hastings is an American Journalist working as a news anchor and talk show host at WJLA Channel 7 News in Washington, D.C. Previously, she worked as a news anchor at WTTV Channel 4 News in Bloomington, IN. 

Melanie Hastings Age and Birthday

Melanie was born on May 9, 1955, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America. She is 68 years old as of 2024. Her zodiac sign is Taurus. She will turn 69 years old on May 9, 2024.

Melanie Hastings Height

Hastings stands at a height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.70 m) tall.


The news reporter attended the University of Delaware, a public land-grant university in Newark, Delaware. From there, she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communications.

Melanie Hastings Family, Parents, Siblings

Melanie was born and brought up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of AmericaHowever, our attempts to discover more about their identities were in vain since she had not disclosed them to the public. It is also not known whether she has any siblings or not. This information will be updated soon.

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Melanie Hastings Husband | Married

Regarding her marital status, Hastings is currently married to her lovely husband, Edmund Ross Wotring Jr. It is known that the couple tied the knot on April 19, 1980, and has been together since.

Melanie Hastings Children

Melanie and her husband have been blessed with two children; a son and a daughter. They are Edmund Ross III Hastings and Allison Stewart Hastings.

Melanie Hastings Salary

Hastings receives an estimated salary of between $47,000 and $120,000 annually from her journalism career. Her contract with the exact figures is yet to be released.

Melanie Hastings’ Net Worth

The news anchor has an estimated net worth of $250,000 to $1 Million (Approx.). This amount is from her extensive career as a news journalist among other investments.

WJLA Channel 7 News

WJLA Channel 7 News is a television station affiliated with ABC in Washington, D.C., United States of America. It is one of the two flagship stations of Sinclair Broadcast Group’s influential network. Likewise, it shares familial ties with Woodstock, Virginia’s low-powered, Class A TBD station WDCO-CD.

Melanie is a broadcast journalist currently working at WJLA Channel 7 News in Washington, D.C. Here, she serves as a news anchor and talk show host for the Good Morning Washington at 4:24 a.m. Likewise, she co-anchors the midday report and anchors the Good Morning Washington Express at 6 a.m.

Before this, she worked for WTTV Channel 4 News as a news anchor in Bloomington, IN. Likewise, she is a former Let’s Talk Live host and anchored in 6 am morning newscasts.  Most noteworthy, she was hired by WSAZ NewsChannel 3 where she worked as their news anchor and reporter in Huntington, WV.

It is known that she had her career start in journalism as a news anchor and reporter at KTVI FOX 2 News in St. Louis, IL. Throughout her career, she has been a recipient of several accolades including a regional Emmy Award nomination. She also earned a commendation from American Women in Radio and Television.


  • Best Public Affairs Awards

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