Adan is a multimedia journalist who is skilled in shooting, editing and writing her own video stories, as well as working on web and social media components for her daily assignments.
She most recently covered the tragic shooting at the Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. Her work has been featured on several NBC stations across the country, as well as The Weather Channel and MSNBC.
Adan was the first reporter on the scene of Marlins pitcher José Fernádez's fatal boating accident. She also covered the death of Fidel Castro in the heart of Little Havana.
Previously, Adan was a weekend evening news anchor and general assignment reporter at the CBS affiliate in Lubbock, Texas. Adan traveled to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, and El Paso, Texas, to cover Pope Francis' visit to the Texas/Mexico border. She spent a week covering the Pope’s impact, reporting on security, the region’s violent history and immigration. Her stories aired on 20 Texas TV stations, among others.
Adan has covered a wide range of topics, including the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and the exoneration of Timothy Cole, the first person in Texas cleared of a crime after his death.
Born and raised in Miami, Melissa is a first generation Cuban-American, who loves pastelitos and dancing to Celia Cruz.
Adan graduated from Boston University's College of Communication with a B.S. in broadcast journalism and a minor in political science. She hosted Good Morning, B.U,. a weekly live show on the university's cable channel that features notable Bostonian guests, including former Mayor Thomas Menino.
Additionally, Adan was the former Online Editor for the university's independent student newspaper, The Daily Free Press, where she helped initiate the newspaper's use of multimedia videos, and covered the 2013 Boston Marathon bombing. She was one of the first to interview now iconic "Cowboy Hat Hero" Carlos Arrendondo. The video was shared on NBCLatino and WSVN in Miami.
Adan was selected as a NBC Summer Fellow and intern for CNBC, working on two CNBC 2013 documentaries: Twitter Revolution and Rise of the Machines. She also interned at CBS Miami and Univision. She graduated from Miami Dade College, The Honors College in 2012 with her A.A.