Melissa Clark Whitworth is Miss Louisiana 2003. She holds a masters degree from Louisiana Tech University in Industrial Organizational Psychology. An award winning journalist, Melissa most recently worked as the evening anchor and producer for NBC 10 News in West Monroe. She is married to 10-year NFL veteran and Captain of the Cincinnati Bengals, Andrew Whitworth.
Melissa and Andrew founded the Big Whit 77 Foundation in 2009. To date, the Foundation has awarded more than 300 thousand dollars in cash and scholarships to high school seniors in Louisiana. Andrew and Melissa split their time between Cincinnati, Ohio and Choudrant, Louisiana where they live with their four small children.