From HS Dropout to Crime Reporter: Melissa McCarty Shares Her Incredible Story

Melissa McCarty is opening up about how her tough childhood led to a career as a national TV correspondent.

“Extra” caught up with the former “Crime Watch Daily” reporter to find out more about her memoir, “The Making of a Crime Reporter,” which details how she grew up in a crime-infested neighborhood, dropped out of high school, and went on to become a journalist. She also reveals that her brother Mikey turned to gangs and crime while suffering from addiction and mental health issues.


“The Making of a Crime Reporter” is available on Amazon, iTunes and Audible.

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