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Melvin Robert is co-anchor of Your Morning on Spectrum News 1 and host of the Emmy and LA Press Club-nominated series The SoCal Scene

Since joining Spectrum News 1, he has covered some of the biggest local news stories over the last year, including the Saugus High School shooting in the Santa Clarita community, the Conception boat fire, and the Ridgecrest earthquake. He has also reported on the funerals of George H.W. Bush, Rapper Nipsey Hussle, the SoCal wildfires, and the tragic Borderline Bar and Grill shooting. 

A Southern California native, Melvin was born and raised in Inglewood. He is a proud graduate of Loyola High School of Los Angeles, and matriculated to Loyola Marymount University where he earned his BA in English and MA in Educational Studies focused in Human Development and Counseling.

As a television personality, Melvin has appeared on Lip.TVKTLA-5 Morning NewsGood Day LAThe Young TurksAccess Hollywood LIVE, and The Wendy Williams Show

Prior to his career in television, he spent 11 years as a teacher, counselor, and administrator, serving a broad array of educational needs. Melvin’s career in education led him to serve the needs of diverse populations from at-risk and severely emotionally and psychologically-challenged students to English Language Learners, minority college students, and adults within the corporate sector. 

A lover of people, song, dance, and the arts, Melvin believes that life is more fulfilling when we choose to be happy, and let that which we are most passionate about be our compass.