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Trending Now: Meet the Team

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Melissa Knowles -- Host

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Prior to hosting "Trending Now" on Yahoo! News, Melissa anchored "Big 12 This Week" on ESPNU, a weekly college sports show centered around the Big 12 Conference that broadcasts nationally.  During the last five years, Melissa could also be seen on the sidelines reporting on many college football, basketball and lacrosse games on the ESPN family of networks. Melissa studied journalism at Southern Methodist University. In 2004, she earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from SMU at the Meadows School of the Arts.  Melissa almost followed in the footsteps of her parents and went to law school, but just months after graduation she got her big break in TV, anchoring for Channel One News, the educational network that airs in schools all across the country.

Melissa was born and raised in Houston, Texas.  She has an appreciation for varied genres of news and entertainment including politics, sports and lifestyles. She's a die-hard sports fan, and would suit up for the Cowboys at free-safety if they'd let her.

You can follow Melissa on Twitter @Knowlesitall or find her on Facebook.

Mia Trovato -- Producer

Mia Trovato is the Producer of "Trending Now".  She previously worked for Good Morning America, The Rachael Ray Show, and ABC News Special Events. She brings her passion for breaking news to the show as well as her obsession with the world of entertainment.  Mia graduated from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, earning a bachelor of fine arts degree from the School of Film and Television.  You can follow Mia on Twitter @miatrendingnow or reach her by e-mail at

Henry Baker -- Associate Producer

Henry Baker is the Associate Producer of Trending Now. He previously worked as a Photo Desk Editor at WENN, a Contributor at Gawker, and on a French Vineyard for a week until the heat got to him.  He is a proud Graduate of the University of Texas at Austin.  You can follow him on Twitter @henrybaker, or on Pinterest.

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