New co-anchor for KCOY nightly news

Melissa Mahan
Melissa Mahan Courtesy photo

Television reporter Melissa Mahan has been named co-anchor of KCOY 12 Central Coast Local News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. on weeknights, the station announced. Mahan will also co-anchor on KKFX Fox 11 at 10 p.m. on weeknights.

Mahan, a graduate of UC Santa Barbara, began her work in local television in 2002 as a member of the team producing “Friday Football Focus” on KEYT-TV, a news release said.

She has since reported and anchored in numerous cities across the country. She was most recently a morning anchor/ reporter at WFXT, the Fox affiliate in Boston.

Mahan noted that she is glad to be returning to the Central Coast, where her television career began.

Mahan will co-anchor alongside Scott Hennessee on the evening broadcasts, and she begins her duties the last week of October.