Kyle Melnick

Washington, D.C.

Morning Mix reporter

Education: University of Maryland, BA in multiplatform journalism

Kyle Melnick is a reporter on The Washington Post's Morning Mix desk, where he covers stories from across the nation and world. Before joining Morning Mix in December 2022, Kyle covered high school sports for The Post for five years.
Latest from Kyle Melnick

A statue was preserved for centuries. Then it was covered in crayon.

A statue of the Roman water nymph Sabrina is on display at an estate in England, where it was covered in blue crayon earlier this month.

April 24, 2023

Microscopic worms also get the munchies from weed, study finds

University of Oregon researchers found that C. elegan worms swarm to high-calorie foods when exposed to a cannabinoid molecule.

April 21, 2023

Dead birds are flying again — this time, as drones

Mostafa Hassanalian, an engineering professor at a New Mexico college, is using drone technology to enable taxidermied birds to fly.

April 20, 2023

Georgia police make arrests but claim teen wasn’t hazed at house party

A Georgia community rallied around 19-year-old Trenton Lehrkamp after he went to the hospital for intoxication. Officials said he drank willingly.

April 19, 2023

Fraternity hazing nearly killed him — now he can’t work or study, lawsuit says

Benjamin Brennan traveled across the country to study at San Diego State University. His lawsuit claims that Kappa Sigma fraternity hazing ruined his life.

April 13, 2023

Louisville mayor rebukes Ky. law requiring shooting weapon to be auctioned

Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg criticized a Kentucky law that prohibits law enforcement from destroying confiscated firearms, even if they were used in crimes.

April 12, 2023

Two candidates tied in a town election. They settled it with a dice roll.

Nate Bell and Rob Zoschke of Wisconsin each received 256 votes in the Village of Sister Bay’s board president election. A game of chance decided the winner.

April 10, 2023

A boy collapsed at recess. Teachers thought he was playing dead, lawsuit says.

Romeo Pierre Louis’s parents filed a lawsuit in Connecticut, claiming their 5-year-old died because he didn’t receive medical attention for nearly nine minutes.

April 10, 2023

WWE apologizes for using footage of Auschwitz in a WrestleMania promo

Before an anticipated WrestleMania match last week, WWE used a photo of the Auschwitz concentration camp in a promotional video.

April 7, 2023

Jailers get probation after playing ‘Baby Shark’ to inmates on repeat

As part of their sentences, former Oklahoma corrections officers Gregory Butler Jr. and Christian Miles are banned from working in law enforcement for two years.

April 5, 2023