Melvin J. Showers is an American journalist and news presenter. He is best known for his work at WKRG-TV in his hometown of Mobile, Alabama. In his early life, Showers worked in the military as an Intelligence Analyst in the Far East, Middle East, and other territories. Upon his return stateside, he started his broadcasting career at WKRG in 1969. He served in several different roles, including announcer and reporter, before becoming a lead news anchor in 1980.