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

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.

MEMA releases damage report from Saturday storms

The state agency reports damage in 25 Mississippi counties because of tornadoes, high winds and flooding.

MSU women's basketball team moves back into the AP Top 10

The Lady Bulldogs reenter at number 10 this week.

Oxford police arrest man for enticement of a child

The arrest was made Friday after police were notified.

Damaged fire hydrant leads to boil water notice in Crawford

The notice was issued for the city's water system Sunday.

Medical marijuana initiative added to November ballot in Mississippi

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann verified there are enough signatures on a petition to add the measure to the ballot.

MSU: Garrett Shrader to miss Music City Bowl

The Starkville Daily News reports Shrader was injured in a scuffle with teammate Willie Gay last week after practice.

Three people die on Mississippi highways during Christmas holiday

The Mississippi Highway Patrol Christmas travel period began at 12:01 Monday and ended at midnight Christmas night.

Columbus police identify man wanted in murder investigation

The man is wanted in connection with a shooting last week in Columbus.

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