Hello northern Michigan! As most of you might already know, I am thrilled to return to a place that holds a special place in my heart. Starting, Monday morning, February 10th, I will be back anchoring 7&4 News Today with my dear friends, Joe Charlevoix and Holly Baker. Iâ??m not only excited to return to familiar faces and co-workers, but to be back living in the area I have missed tremendously. In March 2013, I left 7&4 News to pursue a wonderful job opportunity in Davenport, Iowa. However, life circumstances were able to bring me back home, and I couldnâ??t be happier.
What I am most grateful for, is the outpouring of heartfelt responses I have been receiving on Facebook, Twitter and from co-workers. I have never in my life experienced such a genuine welcome home and it is completely humbling. Morning news and educating viewers on the world around them, is what I am passionate about. So, to be ushered in with such endearing feedback from viewers is truly remarkable.
Please tune in to 7&4 News Today, Monday morning starting at 4:30 a.m. for your news and weather and of course some good laughs as well. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for letting me back into your homes every morning. I canâ??t wait to see you all once again and to be a part of such a stellar news team.
Yours most sincerely,Melissa Smith
PS: I canâ??t promise I will nail Joeâ??s weather quizzes, but I can promise I will have a smile on my face every morning.