Stan Melton Jr. died on Dec. 29 while returning from a ski trip in Colorado with his family. Melton is best known as the creative services director at WJLA, Sinclair’s ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C., where he worked for almost 11 years.
Stan Melton Jr. died on Friday, Dec. 29, 2021, while returning from a ski trip in Colorado with his family.
Melton is best known as the creative services director at WJLA, Sinclair’s ABC affiliate in Washington, D.C. where he worked for almost 11 years.
In his career, Melton was also the marketing director at KGTV, the ABC affiliate in San Diego, and the creative services director at KENS, the CBS affiliate in San Antonio, Texas.
Melton started as a post-production editor at KOCO, the ABC affiliate in Oklahoma City and was a writer/producer for both KXAS and WFAA, the NBC and CBS affiliates in Dallas.
At his death, Melton was the community and promotions director at the Washington Post.
“He was enjoying the opportunity to take his amazing marketing knowledge and learning to use it in new ways at the Post,” says Leslie Melton, Stan’s wife. “He was loved by so many.”
“My dearest friend, my work husband for many years, my cheerleader, my mentor, my buddy is gone,” wrote Bonnie Wood, WJLA’s promotion manager on her Facebook page. “It’s hard to express at this time what Stan meant to me and so many others. Stan was the first person outside my immediate family to hold Campbell at the hospital. He has been by my side for so many years and can’t imagine life without him. I’m a better person, mom and professional because of Stan.”