Melissa Sardelli

Melissa Sardelli returned to 12 News in April 2016 as the station’s Pinpoint Traffic reporter. She can be seen weekdays tracking the morning commute across Southern New England roadways on 12 News This Morning airing 4:30 a.m. – 7 a.m. on WPRI 12 and 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. on FOX Providence.

The Rhode Island native started her career at WPRI 12 back in 2004. Melissa was most recently a digital reporter for the station enterprising a nightly webcast for the AP Award-winning website

She previously worked on The Rhode Show as a reporter shooting, editing, and writing her own on-air segments and filling in as the technology reporter.

She is excited to be waking up Southern New England alongside 12 News anchors Patrick Little and Danielle North and Meteorologist Michelle Muscatello.

She graduated from the University of Rhode Island with a degree in journalism.

Melissa is passionate about helping animals and has been dedicated to the cause, volunteering much of her time and energy at local shelters.

In her free time, she enjoys horseback riding and spending time with her husband and three young children.

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