Melissa Swan is an award winning journalist who has worked in Kentucky for nearly 4 decades. She has been awarded 2 regional Emmys as well as several SPJ awards. In 2016. Melissa was named Kentucky Broadcaster of the Year.

During her 31 years at WHAS11 Melissa brought reports to Kentuckiana viewers from as far away as Seoul, Korea and Kiev, Ukraine. One of her most challenging, yet rewarding experiences as a journalist was anchoring WHAS’s live coverage from New York in the days following 9-11. However, the stories she enjoys reporting most are about the fascinating people who live in Kentuckiana.

Swan Dive by Melissa Swan

Making your dreams come true is something we all think about but rarely does the average person take the plunge into those deep, often scary water changing careers, launching a new business, following your heart can be daunting.

Swan Dive, a new podcast hosted by award winning journalist Melissa Swan is a lively, informative conversation with the people who are trying and succeeding at their dream jobs. Melissa explores their journey from idea and yearning to success and profit. Melissa also dives into the topics that touch our lives with the people who are experts in their fields. Join Swan Dive where ever you listen to your podcasts. You will be inspired, you will learn and you will laugh with some of the people who also call Kentuckiana home.

For sponsorship information or podcast ideas you can reach Melissa though this website. Join the Swan Dive community. Meet the people who are making a splash!

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Melissa has established Swan Communications, a company that specializes in keynote presentations and consulting.

STRIKING A BALANCE is an entertaining and informative presentation on the ups and downs of raising children while growing a demanding, high-profile career. During her 38 years as a television news reporter and anchor, Melissa Swan traveled the world telling stories about the people and places important to residents of Kentucky and Southern Indiana.

STRIKING A BALANCE is Melissa’s journey and through her steps and missteps parents will learn, laugh and leave with a bit of advice they can put to use in their own homes.


Melissa discusses her career at WHAS-11 with friends Rachel Platt and Terry Meiners.


Gary and friends reflect about Melissa’s time at WHAS-11.