Melissa Stokes is a 1 NEWS presenter based in the newsroom in Auckland.
Previously, Melissa was a reporter in Auckland and before that she spent two years as the 1 NEWS Europe Correspondent based in London.
She began her career at Prime Television news in Christchurch in 1999 before moving to TVNZ in 2001.
While Europe Correspondent, Melissa covered numerous world events including reporting from the frontline of the Israel-Lebanon conflict.
Melissa is a four-time winner at the Qantas Media Awards.
Although she is rarely in one place for too long these days, she calls Christchurch home.
Follow Melissa on Twitter @melissa_stokes