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Melissa Forsythe, a groundbreaking TV reporter, and anchor of Louisville dies at the age of 71

Melissa Forsythe
Melissa Forsythe

The sorrowful news of the death of former WHAS11 news anchor, one of the excellent TV reporters, Melissa Forsythe, breaks the heart of everyone. She was 71 at the time of death. Talking to her sister, she informed Melissa Forsythe had died due to natural causes at her house in Louisville a few times before her 72nd birthday.

Who was Melissa Forsythe?

Melissa Forsythe was one of the south Indian natives. They had started her career in this reporting field in 1972 after her graduation from one of the universities named Indiana University. She has many achievements in her life, but the most by which her identity makes her unique from others is she was an excellent trailblazer. She became one of the first female reporters in her city’s street and made a strong pillar example of motivation. She was very much dedicated to reporting and passionate about doing that. After becoming the first women anchor who reported for the first time in her city, she gained much fame. In 1979, she joined one channel after sending a spat to federal court between WHAS and her previous station. She was one of the excellent weekday anchors who covered the artificial heart transplant of 1984, the deadly Carrollton bus crash, etc.

But with deep sorrow heart, she is no more now.  She left the world and left all the viewers of her mourning with her demises. And there is no doubt that we will always miss her as one of the excellent actors & TV reporters. She would always be called one of the first lady anchors who reported on the channel.

Forsythe’s sister said with a tear in tears’ eyes that she always admired the Louisville audience and loved her sister’s job too much. She was one of the staples at the time of Kentucky Derby coverage.

After she passed away, the Louisville community shared much love by responding enormously on social media by posting her excellent past coverages and memories. After listening to this news, most of Louisville is filled with grief and appreciates her great works and achievements.

What Rachel Platt, former WHAS11 anchor, shared in a tweet?

In her tweet, one of the former WHAS11 anchors, Rachel Platt, admired Forsythe’s work by posting that she had proofed their scripts as reporters. She shared internal news that she was so fascinated that Forsythe always revised even her reports before getting approved. Finally, it came out as an excellent script after revision.

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