Who is Melissa Voetsch?
Melissa Voetsch is an American two-time Emmy Award Winning journalist known for working at 13abc as a reporter until 25 Feb 2022 when she retired. She has worked for over three decades as a broadcaster in Toledo whereby she updated the community on stories affecting their daily lives. She is now retired and spends time with her family and friends.
Melissa Voetsch Date of Birth / Age
Voetsch’s age is not known to the public domain. However, we will update the information once available.
Melissa Voetsch Weight and Height
Voetsch is about 120 pounds in weight and has a height of 5 feet 6 inches on average.
Melissa Voetsch Parents and Siblings
Voetsch was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, United States. She manages to keep information regarding her parents, siblings, and extended members of her family away from the limelight. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.
Melissa Voetsch Spouse/ Husband
Voetsch is married to her husband Gary and together they have three children although one of the children has special needs.
Melissa Voetsch Kids / Children
Voetsch is a proud mother to her three children namely, Cole, Gabrielle, and Madeline with one of the children having special needs . She manages to keep information about her children away from the limelight. Additionally, she states that she loves the company of a 13abc Miniature Australian Shepherd newshound called Mabel.
Melissa Voetsch Career
Voetsch graduated from the SI School of Journalism at Syracuse University. She has worked for over three decades as a broadcaster in Toledo whereby she updated the community on series affecting their daily lives. She is a two-time Emmy Award winner for her excellence in Investigative Reporting. Besides, she received multiple AP Awards and Emmy nominations of which six of those years was at 13abc where she earned an Emmy for her reporting about the Heroin Epidemic. Additionally, her 2nd Emmy was for her Investigative Reporting about the Toledo City Council Corruption Scandal.
She assisted co-found Give Autism the Boot, an annual collection with area rescue worker organizations that have raised a million dollars and above to date funding programs serving families in the community. Besides, she founded The Phoenix Project which helps women rebuild their lives following drug and alcohol addiction. Also, she co-founded a volunteer organization called Agility Angels whereby they use trained therapy/agility dogs to help children with autism develop social skills and self-esteem. She also participated on the board of trustees of the Great Lakes Collaborative for Autism.
Melissa loves spending quality time with her three beautiful children namely Madeline, Cole, and Gabrielle whenever off duty. In addition, she enjoys the company of the 13abc newshound Mabel, a Miniature Australian Shepherd.
Melissa works with WTVG-TV where she serves alongside her fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;
- Lee conklin
- Christina Williams
- Sashem Brey
- James Starks
- Josh Croup
- McKenzie Kuehnlein
- Chase Bachman
- Asley Bornancin
- Tony Geftos
- Alexis Means
- Heather Pollauf
- Eric Haubert
- Diane Larson
How Much Does Melissa Voetsch Earn?
Voetsch earns an annual salary that ranges from $60,000-$120,000.
How Much is Melissa Voetsch Worth?
As a reporter/writer/storyteller, Melissa has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.
Melissa Voetsch Health
In 2011, WTOL-TV, morning presenter Melissa Voetsch went on a sick leave from the station, with no fixed date for her return. Voetsch suffered from myocarditis, a condition that affected her heart muscle so severely that it only functioned at 15-20% of its normal capacity.
Voetsch said she woke up on October 19 and was having trouble breathing. She was taken to the emergency room, where a cardiologist diagnosed her condition, which may have stemmed from ongoing pneumonia that summer. Voetsch was in intensive care for several days on a ventilator. Her heart muscle became weak and one of the heart valves kept leaking. She came home but the front and back of her heart were still not working normally.
“Where should I be? We need about 55 [percent]. So I’m 30,” she told Walsh. Voetsch wore an external defibrillator that will shake her heart if she goes into critical condition again. As part of her program to improve her condition, she started exercising more, eating healthier food, and taking higher doses of medication.
Voetsch is married with three children, including a child with special needs, and plans to resume her duties as a WTO staff member as soon as possible. In order to temporarily fill Voetsch’s post, traffic reporter Tina Shaerban took over as moderator for the 9:00 a.m. hour. Mr. News 11 your day. Walsh, Voetsch’s co-anchor on the 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. news, will be alone until her return.
Melissa Voetsch Retiring
The WTVG 13 ABC News shared on their Twitter Account on the 25th of February 2022 asking their viewers to help them congratulate Mellisa on her retirement from TV News. Then, they stated that it was her last day with WTVG, and has been working as a reporter in Toledo for more than 30 years. They also stated that they would miss her.