Melissa Gaona, WDBJ7

Melissa Gaona


Virginia, United States

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Past articles by Melissa:

Roanoke veteran finding success long after serving in Vietnam

A local Vietnam veteran is not letting anything stop him from pursuing his purpose. → Read More

Marine veteran shares his experience with trauma

A Roanoke Marine veteran explains how he turned his trials into success → Read More

Hometown Veterans: Honoring the memory of a Vietnam veteran

A man shares his father's military story in Vietnam to honor his memory. → Read More

Hometown Veterans: Silverine Vineyard

Picture having to be one of the first Black females to enter an all white military unit. → Read More

Horses help Army veteran overcome suicide and trauma

A local veteran says Memorial Day is often taken for granted. → Read More

Behind the frontline: The sacrifice of military families

Military families and the sacrifice they make so those who serve can do their jobs → Read More

F.L.Y. Girl Rap Session event aims to empower young girls

F.L.Y. (forever love yourself) Girl Rap Session was founded by Charnika Elliot after realizing the need for young girls to be empowered, especially during an age of social media. → Read More

Hometown Veterans: Tammy Hash Carraway

When you first meet Tammy, you’d probably never guess this petite, kind, and generous woman led troops in the United States Army. → Read More

Local WWII veteran shares his story after surviving the battle of Iwo Jima

93-year old Iwo Jima survivor Bob Craighead suffers from dementia, but his memories of the battlefield remain sharp. → Read More

Monarch butterflies make a stop in Vinton

A landscaping store in Vinton, Virgina came across a Monarch butterfly laying eggs on a milkweed plant. After protecting the eggs in an enclosure, we were able to capture the process and watch the Monarch spread its beautiful wings. → Read More

A mother credits chiropractic care for healing her children

Raeann Foster has been getting her children adjusted since they were infants. → Read More

Local veteran shares K92's Hero Raffle benefits

Hero Raffle put on by K92 Mornin' Thang takes place on September 20th. You can donate money to help local veterans and your $50 donation will also give you a chance to win a 2017 Ford Mustang. → Read More

Dealing with the loss of hair and how to restore it naturally

The Hair Restoration Center of Roanoke helps men, women and children restore their hair, their self-confidence, and their lives. → Read More

Busy mom making time for a makeover

A foster mom who spends all her time focused on her family, finally takes some time for herself. → Read More

Harry Connick Jr. interviews WDBJ7's Melissa Gaona

Our last interview with Harry Connick Jr. was one Melissa Gaona will never forget. → Read More

Fidget Spinners make their way into the classroom

Fidget Spinner's are gadgets for anyone but marketed to help people with ADHD, Anxiety, and Autism. → Read More

Tugs for Tots raises thousands for children in the Roanoke Valley

Child Health Investment Partnership, or CHIP, is a program in Roanoke that specifically helps young children from low-income families. → Read More

Controversial surgery could change the way babies breastfeed

A dentist from Northern Virginia is traveling to Roanoke to perform surgery on tongue-tied babies. → Read More

First responders honored by Kiwanis Club of Roanoke

Not only were first responders recognized Wednesday, but it was from the very people they serve and protect. → Read More

Salem church turns 150 years old

Fifteen pastors have served in this church since 1867. → Read More