Melissa Guz is Digital Content Manager at First Coast News and creator of First Coast Foodies.

Melissa first joined First Coast News as a broadcast producer in September of 2015, but she later became a digital producer in November of 2016. Before, she worked at First Coast News’ sister station, 12 News, in Phoenix, Arizona and has experience working at other television stations in Tucson, Arizona.

She was born into a Navy family and grew up in several states, including California, Hawaii and Arizona. Her father eventually retired in Tucson, Arizona, where she later went to college and attended the University of Arizona. She graduated with two bachelor’s degrees in journalism and communication in 2012, and then received her master’s degree in journalism in 2013.

Melissa has a passion for eating, trying new foods and restaurants. Her passion led her to launch First Coast Foodies in June 2018 where she creates exclusive content that features unique and popular foods found across the First Coast, as well as restaurant openings. 

On her spare time, Melissa loves spending time with her loved ones and her dog, Sadie, as well as playing video games.

You can contact Melissa via email at or on Twitter (@mguznews) and Instagram (@fcnfoodies).