Kyle Melnick

Washington, D.C.

Morning Mix reporter

Education: University of Maryland, BA in multiplatform journalism

Kyle Melnick is a reporter on The Washington Post's Morning Mix desk, where he covers stories from across the nation and world. Before joining Morning Mix in December 2022, Kyle wrote for The Post's Sports section for five years.
Latest from Kyle Melnick

A fetus had a 1% chance at life. A historic surgery in womb saved it.

Kenyatta Coleman learned that her fetus had a vein of Galen malformation. Boston doctors saved its life with the first successful fetal brain surgery.

May 12, 2023

She bought her dream home. Then she noticed the snakes in her wall.

Amber Hall saved for years to buy a house for her family in Centennial, Colo. She was happy until she noticed snakes in the wall of her garage.

May 10, 2023

Doctors found the world’s smallest skin cancer spot: A woman’s tiny mole

Alexander Witkowski, an Oregon dermatologist, found a 0.65 millimeter mole – the world's smallest skin cancer spot – under Christy Staats’s eye.

May 9, 2023

Facing expulsion vote over sexual misconduct, GOP lawmaker resigns in Texas

Texas state Rep. Bryan Slaton (R) has resigned from his seat, one day before his colleagues were slated to vote on whether to expel him from the Texas House of Representatives after a committee unanimously recommended his dismissal over sexual misconduct with a 19-year-old aide.

May 8, 2023

An Iowa mayor rejected Pride Month. LGBTQ+ residents changed his mind.

Rob Green, the mayor of Cedar Falls, Iowa, had first rejected a proposal to recognize June as Pride Month. He changed his mind after a city council meeting.

May 5, 2023

He missed graduation during WWII. Now 101, he’ll walk with Class of ’23.

Fredric Taylor, 101, missed his 1943 graduation at Cornell College for military training. Eighty years later, the Iowa school is inviting him back.

May 3, 2023

Judge denies Rep. Zooey Zephyr’s request to return to Montana House

The lawsuit filed Monday says that the decision to bar Zephyr "effectively removed" her from the legislative process and silenced her constituents in Missoula.

May 2, 2023

Woman feeding cats suffered brain injury after fireman pushed her, family says

Maureen Hvegholm, 84, was feeding stray cats near her home in Nevada when a firefighter approached. She was pushed to the concrete and later filed a lawsuit.

May 1, 2023

Video calls can spark joy. That’s true for parrots, too, study finds.

A new study found that pet parrots enjoy video calling each other, providing them a sense of community.

April 27, 2023

Gun violence killed their son. 11 years later, it took his daughter, too.

Se'Cret Pierce, 12, was shot and killed in a drive-by shooting in Hartford, Conn., on April 20. She was 2 years old when her father, Shane Oliver, died.

April 26, 2023