Kyle Melnick

Washington, D.C.

Morning Mix reporter

Education: University of Maryland, BA in multiplatform journalism

Kyle Melnick is a reporter on The Washington Post's Morning Mix desk, where he covers stories from across the nation and world. Before joining Morning Mix in December 2022, Kyle wrote for The Post's Sports section for five years.
Latest from Kyle Melnick

Conjoined twins survived a rare surgery. Now they’re going home.

Eliza and Ella Fuller were born conjoined at the stomach. They’re expected to live healthy lives after Texas doctors separated them in a rare surgery.

July 12, 2023

How do you calm a rattlesnake? Give it a friend, scientists say.

Researchers at California’s Loma Linda University found that rattlesnakes are less stressed when they’re near another snake.

July 11, 2023

Sea lions are biting people. They’re sick from toxic algae, officials say.

Hundreds of aggravated sea lions have emerged on Southern California beaches after consuming toxic algae, researchers say.

July 7, 2023

Thief cuts hole in shop’s roof, takes $600,000 worth of wine bottles

Lincoln Fine Wines owner Nazmul Haque Helal said a thief spent about four hours stealing his most valuable wine bottles before triggering an alarm.

July 6, 2023

Pickle brand’s lawsuit says a competitor stole its 100-year-old recipe

Grillo’s Pickles alleged in a lawsuit that Patriot Pickle stole its recipes and started a nationwide brand sold at Whole Foods.

July 4, 2023

Towing group was behind $8.2M in catalytic converter thefts, officials say

Philadelphia's TDI Towing and 11 people are accused of participating in a crime ring involving stolen catalytic converters, which contain rare metals.

July 3, 2023

NYC schools add mindful breathing to lesson plans: ‘A lifelong skill’

New York City Public Schools hopes to improve students’ mental health with daily breathing exercises, Mayor Eric Adams announced.

July 2, 2023

A baseball team was asked to drop its name, but Macon Bacon stays sizzling

Physicians asked the Macon Bacon, a summer collegiate baseball team in Georgia, to change its name. Its president says the team and its fans are proud of it.

June 27, 2023

A 911 dispatcher took a call about a house fire. The home was hers.

Marisa Anderson, a Wisconsin 911 dispatcher, was working when her children called to report a fire at their home this month.

June 26, 2023

She promised a kids’ party with Pinterest fails. Parents are celebrating it.

Carys Roberts quickly wrote an invitation for her 4-year-old twins’ birthday party next month in Ontario. It went viral on TikTok.

June 21, 2023