Melissa (Specken) Saigh

Stats: 2000 graduate • Stay-at-home mother to two children, blogger • Bachelor of Science, double major in mass communication and speech communications; Minnesota State University, Mankato

No stranger to the local spotlight, Hopkins grad Melissa Saigh is turning her love of telling stories into her own personal brand. Melissa began a budding communications career shortly after graduating high school, landing in Rochester where she was a news reporter and anchor for an ABC affiliate. She then moved back to the Twin Cities and worked as a producer and reporter for Twin Cities Live, a show on KSTP-TV. In 2010, Melissa and her husband AJ started their family, and Melissa started the Minnesota Baby blog, which has exploded to reach over 40,000 viewers each month.

Favorite music artist of 2000? Britney Spears.

What Hopkins teacher made a difference? Mr. (Jacques) Youakim! I am horrible at math, but he actually had a way of making math fun!

How did Hopkins prepare you? I think attending a huge high school with a diverse population of students allowed me the opportunity to get to know people from many di erent backgrounds.

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