Melanie Standiford joined the NBC Nebraska News 2 team as a reporter in September 2017.
Melanie Standiford is a Nebraska native and grew up in the North Platte area. She graduated from Maywood High School in 1990. Melanie is the oldest of three girls, the daughter of a U.P. Railroader and a stay-at-home mom.
She spent many years pursuing a journalistic/writing career through various forms of media, working at the Hi-Line Enterprise in Curtis during high school, and then as a freelance journalist for the Elwood Bulletin and the Lexington Clipper Herald, as she began a family of nine children.
She is an award winning journalist who has always hoped to have the opportunity to work in the television media format. She has also owned and operated a photography business and a floral business for several years.
She joins News 2 as a 2015 graduate of Mid-Plains Community College with an Associate of Arts degree, and a 2017 graduate of Bellevue University with a Bachelor of Science in Leadership, graduating Summa Cum Laude. She has begun her Master's degree in Communications through Bellevue University.
Melanie's biggest joy has been (and continues to be) raising her children, who now range in the ages of 5-25. She has three grandchildren who are a tremendous joy. She loves representing the people of Nebraska - reporting on the issues which are important to each Nebraskan.
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