Roanoke, Va. (Sept. 9, 2013) WSLS-10 today announced that News Director Melissa Stacy has been unanimously elected to the board of directors of the Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters. The board elected Stacy at its regular meeting on Sept. 2. She will serve an initial term of two years.
"It's an honor to serve with other statewide leaders and to help shape the direction of journalism in Virginia," said Stacy. "I look forward to representing the Southwest region of the Commonwealth."
The Virginia Associated Press Broadcasters board of directors has broad oversight of The Virginia Associated Press Broadcast Awards which are given annually to outstanding television reporters, producers and video journalists. In addition, the board awards scholarships to aspiring television journalists and determines the recipient of the Gallimore Award, which recognizes a single broadcast journalist for lifetime achievement. The Board also responds to any issues that may arise from member stations. It is comprised of 7 board members, each representing a different area Virginia.
Stacy has been News Director at WSLS since 2007. She began her career at WSLS as a production assistant in 1997.