Melanie Lofton (c. 1980) is an American television reporter and news anchor. She has worked for WHSV-TV in Harrisonburg, Virginia since July 2006. Shortly after being hired as the station's Weekend anchor, she was promoted to produce and co-anchor WHSV news at five. Lofton began her career as a reporter for WOAY-TV in Oak Hill, West Virginia. She also worked as news director and reporter and anchor for WDNN Television, a small independent station in Dalton, Georgia. Before her professional career began, Lofton won the award for Best Hard News Reporting her senior year at West Virginia University for their broadcast program. She was named a Young American Broadcaster by the National Association of Radio Talk Show Hosts and featured on a Radio America program.
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