Mel Showers is the broadcast veteran in the Mobile-Pensacola television market and a member of the prestigious Alabama Broadcasters Hall of Fame.
Mel has worked at News 5 for more than 40 years, bringing the Gulf Coast its news from the anchor desk and the field over an illustrious career. He began his journalism career as a reporter covering many beats, including the courts, local police, the Alabama Legislature and Mobile City and County Governments.
Mel has been on the News 5 anchor desk since 1980. He is a Mobile native, growing up on the city's north side. Mel is also a military veteran, serving honorably as a Military Intelligence Analyst in the Far East, Middle East and other regions of the world.
You can watch Mel Showers anchor our weekday newscasts on News 5 at 6 and News 5 at 10.