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Melissa Kakareka

Melissa Kakareka joined the Newschannel 6 News Team in October 2013. She anchors Newschannel 6 Early Morning and Newschannel 6 This Morning.  

Melissa comes to Texoma from Binghamton, New York. She spent more than two years reporting for Time Warner Cable's 24-hour-news station YNN. Melissa covered a wide variety of stories during her time in the station's Binghamton bureau, including the state's passionate debate about allowing hydraulic fracturing. She reported on the historic flooding caused by Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee in 2011 in New York's Southern Tier. She also covered President Barack Obama's visit to Binghamton University in August 2013.

Melissa graduated Summa Cum Laude from Syracuse University in May of 2011. She has a Bachelor's Degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism. Melissa was an active member of Syracuse University's student TV station, Citrus TV, during her college years.

Melissa also completed internships with WFMZ-TV and B104 Radio in Allentown, Pennsylvania. 

Melissa was born and raised in Mount Bethel, Pennsylvania . She can't wait to explore Texoma and meet new people!

E-mail Melissa at mkakareka@kauz.com

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