Jul 15, 2019
Melvin Robert has lived many lives for a man in his mid-30s: educator, musical theater performer and now television anchor for Spectrum News 1 here in Southern California. That’s how Christy knows him — he also hosts “The SoCal Scene” on the channel, a show for which she's a correspondent. But it was so much fun to sit down with him outside the studio for this wide-ranging Breakfast All Day A La Carte interview. Mel talks about growing up as a gay black man in Inglewood, how he endured bullying and struggled to find his identity and inner confidence and how hard he worked to land his current role. He also discusses his time with the Gay Men’s Chorus of Los Angeles, which he says was life-changing (and you’ll get to hear his beautiful singing voice). Mel is funny, authentic and inspiring. Hope you enjoy.