Melitta Markey is a 19-year-old sophomore majoring in journalism and electronic media and minoring in business administration at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She graduated from Independence High School in Thompsons Station, Tennessee in 2012 and attended the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga for a year before transferring to Knoxville. Transferring to the University of Tennessee at Knoxville was an easy decision for her since she had heard great things about the news broadcast program at Knoxville, which is what she plans on specializing in along with visual studies.
While in high school Melitta took four years of electronic media courses. During this time she participated in filming and editing for the school’s broadcast news team and was eventually given the opportunity to be the producer her senior year. Indy News won multiple awards from the Williamson County Film Festival while Melitta was the producer. She also won multiple awards for her personal work from film festival and from the Student Emmy’s.
Melitta had an internship at the local government access channel, Williamson County Television, from January 2010 to May 2012. At her internship she filmed and edited programs around the county including football games, basketball games, school board meetings, library events, and bicycle public service announcements. During her final year at WC-TV she was named the chief intern. With this role she was put in charge of the other four interns and given a larger workload.
She now plans to become involved in news broadcasting at the University of Tennessee at Knoxville and one day dreams of being an executive producer of a news stations while filming and editing videos on her own time.