Mo Show Live with Melissa Riopka

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The next episode of the Mo Show Live will air Wednesday, January 6th at 3:15 PM central time and will feature guest Melissa Riopka. She will join the show to discuss her career as a morning news anchor, including what maintaining a healthy work-life balance looks like when your day starts before 2:00 AM.

Melissa Riopka anchors WHNT News 19 this Morning with Steve Johnson. You can catch them every morning, alongside meteorologist Ben Smith, from 4:30-7:00 AM. She also anchors WHNT News 19 at Noon. According to Melissa, working with her teammates Steve and Ben makes that 1:30 AM alarm a little bit easier to take. 

Adding to the adventure, she’s also a mom of two and a caregiver. In this episode, we are excited to talk with Melissa about her work at WHNT News 19, how she balances work with family time, and what a day in the life of a news anchor looks like off-air.

To watch this episode of the Mo Show Live with Melissa, tune in to Facebook Live or watch anytime at www.TheMoShow.Live. Additional episodes of the Mo Show Live are available on the YouTube Channel. The Mo Show welcomes your engagement through comments and messages. To submit a question, email Morris at