Melissa Forsythe the former news anchor of WHAS11 found dead at her Louisville home. Her sister told sources that Melissa Forsythe died of natural cause and she left the world just before her 72nd birthday. The lady was a co-anchor of the 6 p.m. news on WHAS11. She had been anchoring for the channel for more than a decade and it makes her a more famous and loving personality of the audience because everyone was used to watching her on the screen and today when she has left the world, her fans are mourning her death.
Melissa Forsythe was a southern Indiana native and she started her career in 1972 after completing her graduation from Indiana University. However there are so many reasons to remember but the one and the biggest is, she was a trailblazer because she became the first female street reporter in the city and set an example. Barry Bernsen who used to work with her showed his pain in a statement where he said “She came in and got dirty and sweaty with the rest of us”. If we talk about her life and career then saying this won’t be bad that she was one of the finest anchors and reporters of the city.
Who Was Melissa Forsythe?
However, she was determined towards her reporting and she was passionate about it but along with this, she rose to fame after becoming the first woman to anchor a weekday newscast. In 1979 she joined the channel after a spat went to federal court between WHAS and her previous station over her non-compete clause. She began her career as a southern Indiana reporter and weekend anchor in WHAS11. Starting as a weekend Anchor she eventually became the weekday anchor position and covered some of the biggest stories such as the artificial heart transplant of 1984, the tragic Standard Gravure shooting of 1989, and the deadly Carrollton bus crash.
Well, today when she has left the world, no doubt all of her viewers are mourning her death and undoubtedly she will be missed after all she was the one to become the first lady anchor in the channel. May her soul rest in heaven.