Melissa Russo (born November 19, 1968) is a television journalist currently working for WNBC-TV News Channel 4 in New York City. She is currently the co-anchor for the News 4 New York at the 6pm and 11pm Saturday newscasts. She joined WNBC-TV in September 1998, where she is also a Government Affairs reporter.
She has worked several stories relating to purported problems with New York City and State agencies. In particular, she often reports on services provided to disadvantaged groups like senior citizens and the homeless. Before joining WNBC-TV, she worked as a political reporter for NY1 News, where she began working in 1992 and was one host of that network's political interview show, Inside City Hall.
Russo graduated from The Dalton School in 1986 before attending Tufts University, where she received a Bachelors degree in Political Science in 1990. While there, she interned for The New York Times' editorial board, and continued her relationship with the Times by writing for the Op-Ed page, including one Op-Ed on a controversial free speech policy at Tufts that ultimately changed university policy.