Former Channel 9 Meteorologist Dies After Struggle With Cancer

Friday, April 20, 2007
Melissa Greer Polsky
Melissa Greer Polsky

Former Channel 9 meteorologist Melissa Greer Polsky died Friday morning after a six-month-long battle with cancer.

WBTV in Charlotte said her husband Roger and her family "were at her side when she passed away peacefully at about 11 Friday morning.

Melissa joined WBTV in January of 2004 and anchored weekend weather coverage. She worked in conjunction with the WBTV weather team, covering a wide variety of severe weather situations over the years. She also visited children at local schools, telling them about the science of weather, the station said.

Melissa was married in September of last year to Roger Polsky of Charlotte. In February, she gave birth to a son, Connor Edward Polsky.

It was during her pregnancy that doctors discovered she had a serious form of cancer called, neuro-endocrine carcinoma. She underwent extensive treatment in February at the University of Iowa Hospital after Connor was born by cesarean section.

Melissa underwent additional treatment after returning to Charlotte and seemed to be showing improvement in her condition until about two weeks ago. Her newborn son Connor is healthy and doing very well, the station said.

Melissa's memorial service is Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Church of the Holy Comforter, 2701 Park Road, Charlotte.

In lieu of flowers, the family would apprectiate donations to the fund for Connor and medical bills. If anyone wants to do both, flowers could be sent to the reception site at Cedarwood Country Club at 5000 Pineville-Matthews Road, Charlotte, NC 28226.

Melissa, 27, was the weekend meteorologist at Channel 9 in 2002-2003.

The native of Abbeville, S.C., graduated magna cum laude from the University of South Carolina, then got a geosciences degree at Mississippi State.

She met 33-year-old restaurant manager Roger Polsky last May and they had a whirlwind courtship. They were married in September.

The cancer was discovered in November.



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