Melissa Behling

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Hometown: Racine, WI

High School: J.I. Case High School

College: University of Wisconsin – Madison

Other Journalism Experience: Special Projects Editor at Madison Commons, Video Production Intern at University Communications, News Intern at News 3 Now

Started at News 3 Now on: Aug. 13, 2017

What is your favorite part about living in Madison? Seeing Lake Monona every day

What is the biggest news story that you’ve covered? The closing of Madison’s Oscar Mayer plant and the legacy it leaves behind

What do you like to do in your spare time? Drum for the Green Bay Packers & Milwaukee Bucks, teach drum lessons, videography, “study” cinematography on Netflix

What is your favorite kind of ice cream? It’s impossible for me to choose, but I’ll go with Ben & Jerry’s Half Baked.

What is the funniest thing that’s ever happened to you? Superman-ing on a treadmill at Sears in sixth grade. The scars are less funny.

Who is your hero and why? My mom because she’s the most selfless person I know.

What is your favorite sport to play or watch? Band

If you could possess one superhuman power, what would it be? Teleportation

What is your most memorable travel experience? Touring the country playing snare drum with Phantom Regiment Drum Corps

Who would you most like to interview alive or dead, and why? Sheila E. She’s a boss.

What is the best piece of advice you have ever received? “Interview people less, talk to them more.”  – Dave Delozier

Where were you when September 11, 2001 occurred? Getting ready for school. I remember watching the news coverage in my first grade classroom.


Couple builds business out of backdrops

Cedar & Spice takes custom, photo-op-ready backdrops to new and creative heights.

Fiber arts store builds community around crafting

Fiddlesticks Knits fills the niche of local, ethically made crafting supplies in Madison.

DIY projects make a house, a home

Kris Aman isn’t afraid to DIY every room of her family’s home in Fitchburg.

Lake Geneva’s Ice Castles are a winter playground

For a couple months each year, thousands flock to Lake Geneva to explore the Ice Castles.

Johnson sentenced to pay restitution, no additional jail time

Speakers Task Force on Racial Disparities holds discussion on officer wellness, mental health

Inclusive baseball diamond coming to Cottage Grove

Helicopter tour safety legislation honors Madison mother and daughter who died in helicopter crash

Operation Fresh Start celebrates 50 years serving opportunity youth

Special menu at Food Fight restaurants benefits Second Harvest Food Bank

Beloit Snappers offer 24/7 view of stadium construction

Wisconsin AG asks residents to be aware of potential human trafficking amid pandemic

Webinar: What white people need to hear to act and bring an end to racial injustice

Virtual Juneteenth celebration focuses on how COVID-19 impacts the Black community

Baraboo community starts GoFundMe to help beloved school volunteer pay for medical expenses

Two hospitalized after duplex explosion in Janesville

Rock County Dispatch confirms several reports of an explosion in Janesville Monday night

Goodwill locations now accepting non-contact donations

Local sub shop donates meals to first responders

Madison hospitals ensuring safe baby delivery

Madison BBQ restaurant donates to first responders

Chef Dave helps feed Head Start kids, families

More than 100 families get free dinner thanks to Boys and Girls Club of Dane County program

Man slaps firefighter during downtown apartment evacuation

Marriott International’s Moxy Hotel to debut in Madison

Man arrested for spitting on Metro bus driver, smashing bus windows, police say

Madison family temporarily displaced by dryer fire

Fundraiser and addiction recovery resource fair in support of sober living home

State Patrol schedules aerial enforcement in Dane County

Man loses $3K to scammers impersonating Dane Co. sheriff’s phone number

Knife-wielding man chases teens from park to police station

Dodge County EMS provider posts driver safety warning following three multi-vehicle crashes

Man fires several shots into air following domestic dispute, police say

K-9 stops burglar at Mallards team store, police say

Motorcyclist seriously injured in I-39 crash near DeForest

Lawmakers introduce bill to repeal Wisconsin law criminalizing abortions

Shots fired near north side elementary school

Police: Man arrested when found on stolen bike has ‘long history’ of criminal behavior