Melvin Carlock

Melvin Carlock is the assignment editor for WTVA.

Title: Assignment Editor
mcarlock@wtva.com

The sixth generation of his family to make his home in northeast Mississippi, Melvin joined WTVA 9 News in 1989.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Melvin grew up in DeSoto County.

After graduating from Harding Academy in Memphis, he attended Northwest Mississippi Junior College in Senatobia, where he began his broadcast career with WNJC-FM.

While at NWJC, Melvin worked as an on-air personality and color commentator for Ranger football, basketball and baseball broadcasts.

He also worked as a stringer for local radio stations in the state and as part of the announce crew for the NJCAA Women's Basketball Championship Tournament in 1983 and 1984.

He left NWJC to attend the University of Southern Mississippi where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Radio, Television and Film.

He was among a group of students who place first in the Mississippi AP Broadcasters Association College news division.

He was also active in the school's Residence Hall Association and was a member of the Hattiesburg Hauler's intramural team, three-time winners of the residence hall division overall championship.

After graduation, Melvin took a job in the production department at WLOV-FM. While there, he worked on commercial and promotional videos for the station, including shooting, writing, editing and voice-over work.

He also worked in various roles on the studio production of Funtime with Uncle Bunky, Carol Country, DanceBusters: The Videos and the Johnny B. Edwards Show.

Since joining WTVA, Melvin has worked as a videographer, show producer and assignments manager.

A multi-time AP award winner, he was named the 2013 Mississippi AP Broadcast Association Newsperson of the Year.

Melvin's hobbies are cooking, following the NFL, movies and music.

He is an avid fan of the New Orleans Saints and the USM Golden Eagles.

He is also a history and trivia buff.

He makes his home in Tupelo with his wife, Tracym and his children, Mandy and Cole.

Recent Posts by Melvin Carlock

NMMC: Treating 4 patients with presumptive cases of coronavirus

The hospital posted an update to its website Friday.

Rainfall a factor in death at Noxubee County company

The coroner said heavy rain prevented a forklift operator from seeing the woman before the accident.

Contract awarded to build helicopters at Columbus plant

The Army will purchase 15 helicopters at Airbus Helicopters in Columbus.

MDOC: Marshall County man dies in prison

Grayland Cox was serving time for sale of cocaine.

Oxford police make arrest in auto burglaries

Investigators believe there may be more burglaries not reported to them.

Louisville police arrest two, seize large amount of drugs and cash

The arrest were made Thursday during a traffic stop.

Two inmates die at Mississippi State Pentiteniary

Officials say one inmate died Thursday and one Friday.

USDOJ to investigate conditions at four Mississippi prisons

The federal agency announced the investigation Wednesday afternoon.

Former state lawmaker, Tupelo teacher arrested

Lee County sheriff's deputies arrested a former state lawmaker and a Tupelo teacher following a disturbance call at a home in the Mooreville area.

Officials say Oktibbeha County Lake dam could fail

The next inspection of the dam will be Wednesday morning.

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