Melissa Brunner


Melissa Brunner anchors the Live at 5 Newscast and 13 News at 6 and 10 PM for 13 News. She has been with WIBW-TV since May 1996.


Melissa grew up Manitowoc, Wisconsin and is a Packers’ fan by birth. She has adopted Topeka and is involved with several area organizations and events, including: YWCA of Topeka, Florence Crittenton Services, American Cancer Society, Capper Easter Seals, Topeka Organ Transplant Organization’s Run for Life and the Race Against Breast Cancer.

Melissa is married to Doug Brown, WIBW-TV Chief Photographer.


Made in Topeka – Winter 2015
Glacier’s Edge Vineyard & Winery
PT’s Coffee Roasting
Blind Tiger Brewery & Restaurant

Businesses Help Make-A-Wish – Fall 2015

Made in Topeka – Fall 2015
Prairie Glass Studio
Hazel Hill Chocolate
Cashmere Gourmet Popcorn

Made in Topeka – Summer 2015
– Pedal Pad
Innovia Films
Pedro Lopez Brand

Family Business – Spring 2014
Debacker’s, Inc.
Capital City Bank
Key Staffing & Premier Employment Solutions

Heart of the Entrepreneur: Nib’s House of Coffee – Fall 2013

Living Your Golden Years – Fall 2013

Paws on Profits – Summer 2013

Unique Partnerships – Spring 2013

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