What I Learned From Having Skin Cancer Melanie Bromley July 15, 2015 The England-born, L.A.-based author is the Chief News Correspondent for E! (All photos courtesy of the author) Three weeks ago I was diagnosed with skin cancer. I was minutes away from going live on air when I got the call from my doctor. I vaguely remember the conversation before hanging up, reapplying my lipstick, and walking to set to talk about Kate Middleton. It didn’t feel real. I was numb.