Melissa Adan is a bilingual general assignment news Reporter for NBC 7 and Telemundo 20 San Diego. She joined the team in January, 2018 and is enjoying the beautiful weather and meeting the friendly people of San Diego County.
Adan joined the NBCUniversal family in June, 2016 under the well-esteemed NBC Reporter Development Program. She continued her journey as a Reporter/Multimedia Journalist for NBC 6 South Florida.
In South Florida she covered the tragic shooting at the Ft. Lauderdale/Hollywood International airport. Her work was featured on several NBC stations across the country, as well as MSNBC and The Weather Channel.
She is also working towards her Master’s in Criminal Justice online at Florida International University. She is passionate about ensuring fairness in our justice system.
Born and raised in Miami, Melissa is a first generation Cuban-American, who loves pastelitos and dancing to Celia Cruz.
Adan graduated from Miami Dade College, The Honors College with her A.A and then from Boston University's College of Communication with a B.S. in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science. Upon graduating she moved to Texas, where she was a weekend evening news anchor and general assignment reporter at the CBS affiliate in Lubbock, TX.
During her time in Texas she traveled to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and El Paso, TX to cover Pope Francis' visit to the Texas/Mexico border.
While living in Boston as a college student Adan was one of the first to interview now iconic "Cowboy Hat Hero" Carlos Arrendondo during the 2013 Boston Marathon bombings.
Her work with NBCUniversal began in 2013 when she was selected as a NBC Summer Fellow and intern for CNBC, working on two CNBC 2013 documentaries: Twitter Revolution and Rise of the Machines.