National Nine News reader Melissa Downes was lovely enough to make herself available to talk about how she started out in journalism, moving into TV, and ending up on the 9 News Brisbane desk. Melissa was at the #9FloodAppeal call centre with her newsreading partner in crime Andrew Lofthouse, and both were a magnet for pictures with the call centre staff.

Thanks so much Melissa for your time (and for the photo!).