“Melinda understands our mission to bring viewers relevant information that impacts their daily lives,” news director Chris Gegg said in a statement. “The ability to clearly deliver breaking news information in our constantly updating world takes experience and talent, and Melinda brings both. She will be a great addition to our morning team.”
It is a move within Hearst for Davenport, who has worked at WMUR in Manchester, N.H., since 2011. She most recently anchored the station’s weekday noon newscast and weekend evening newscasts.