Melea VanOstrand is happy to call Fort Wayne home! The Indianapolis native joined FOX 55 News in August 2017.
Before coming to FOX 55, Melea was a weekend anchor and reporter at KOTA Territory News in Rapid City, South Dakota. She is a proud alumna of Central State University, an HBCU in Wilberforce, OH and a current graduate student at Boston University. She is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists.
When she's not on air, Melea loves to spend time with her daughter and family, binge-watch TV shows, travel, read, and find cool places to eat (especially seafood spots).
If you have any story ideas (or restaurant suggestions), shoot Melea an email at email@example.com, and follow her on Twitter @meleavo.
The past few weeks, hospitals are seeing a rise in the H3N2 flu virus.
John W. Slone, a 42-year-old male, was reported missing on Valentine's Day by his mom, Linda Slone.
An Amber Alert was issued after a 5-year-old Fort Wayne girl was forcibly taken by her non-custodial father. The alert is cancelled.
In Fort Wayne, BAE Systems has a production facility that manufactures the spoiler control system that is on a 737 MAX 8 aircraft. It affects the lift of the plane.
According to the National Center for Victims of Crime 1 in 5 girls and 1 in 20 boys are a victim of child sexual abuse in America.
There are currently 9 Family Dollar stores in Fort Wayne and 7 Dollar Trees. Right now, it is unknown if any or all of the Family Dollar stores here in Fort Wayne will will be closed or abandoned, but there is some concern.
CASA an organization dedicated to helping abused and neglected kids now have 12 new court appointed advocates.
The Parkview Tree Canopy Trail, which stands about 20 feet above the ground and water level, is nearing completion. The trail is part of Riverfront Fort Wayne construction project.
Specialized patient care at Lutheran Hospital will be expanding soon but to expand, space will need to be taken from Bright Horizons Early Education and Preschool, associated with the Lutheran Child Development Center.
Education majors at Indiana tech can now finish their degrees and teacher licensure for elementary education or special education at the University of Saint Francis.