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When a reporter has been away for a while, sometimes it’s because they’ve changed jobs. This one explains why she’s been missing, and we’re wishing her the best!

Melanie Michael’s bio on the News Channel 8 website tells us since she joined the station, she’s loved living in the Tampa area. It also tells us that she loves to cover stories at the courthouse.

Sadly, Melanie was covering the home opener for the Tampa Bay Lightning when this incident occurred. Though she didn’t say exactly how it happened, she hit her head on pavement. She’s been recovering for the last month and half from what she describes in a Tweet as “a sever brain injury & spinal injuries.”

She misses her fans, friends and team, and we’re hoping for a speedy recovery.

Watch as Melanie Michael takes on the America Ninja Warrior course.

[Source: News Channel 8/Twitter]

Tampa Among 10 Best Places To Live In USA

The list from was based upon categories such as costs, education, jobs, safety and quality of life and who is moving to each city. After looking through 50 cities/metropolitan areas, this is the list they came up with.

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