Melanie Camacho joined KCBD NewsChannel 11 as an MMJ/Reporter in March 2019 and is excited to be reporting in the Hub City!
She comes from Miami, Florida and graduated from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts with a degree in Broadcast Journalism.
At Emerson, she had the opportunity to work in the newsroom there for RTDNA student chapter, WEBN. There, she picked up a camera for the first time and learned how to report on stories, which led to her covering a couple of snowstorms, the Parkland high school shooting that devastated the country, the 2017 Boston Marathon and the 2017 Academy Awards in Los Angeles. She was also accepted to the Emerson Los Angeles program where was able to study and intern at E! News. She also later interned at E! News in New York City.
Melanie is eager to find and tell Lubbock’s news and tell the community what’s happening in the area.
If you have a story idea, you can shoot her a message at email@example.com and follow her on Facebook!
If you didn't pay a citation, and an arrest warrant is out for you, Municipal Court Judge Jorge Hernandez says you shouldn’t have fear, his court is letting people come in with an arrest warrant to work matters out.
Kristen Windham attended the conference with other members of Judge Curtis Parrish's office to learn about domestic crimes and available Lubbock agencies ready to help people. For Kristen, learning the signs and resources hits home because she is a survivor of domestic violence.
National high suicide and depression rates in first responders has pushed Lubbock Fire and Rescue Lieutenant Matt McGinnis to develop a comprehensive system to help firefighters understand what mental health is, how to look for signs, and understand their options to get help.
This year, over 14 districts across the South Plains showed up for some friendly competition. Students kicked soccer balls, participated in football drills and enjoyed 21 other activities on the field.
Hammocks, covered basketball courts, and more prairie grounds may be in the cards for McAllister park but City Council members say with these kinds of big projects, they need to come up with policies for fundraising, naming rights, and donations first.
Around 25 Lubbock protesters stood in the rain as a part of Global Climate Strike as millions of people across 150 different countries gathered to fight climate change. Lubbock high school students were allowed to skip sixth period and protest.
A public meeting was held in Crosbyton Wednesday night to explain the changes that Covenant Medical Group has planned for the Crosbyton Clinic. Management plans to replace the physician and two nurse practitioners with just one new nurse practitioner.
On Tuesday, Lubbock City Council approved the 2019-2020 budget that includes a one-cent tax increase that will go towards public safety improvements, which entails 60 million dollar improvement plans for the Lubbock Police Department.
At Saturday’s football game against the UTEP Miners, Texas Tech celebrated Ag Day, the first of its kind. Agriculture industry professionals set up tents, grills, and tractors in the parking lots around Jones AT&T Stadium, tailgating and bringing awareness to the industry.
On Thursday night, Lone Star Shooting Sports hosted a two-hour event to teach ordinary people how to react and respond to active shooters. The event was called C.R.A.S.E., which stands for Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events.
In the wake of this past weekend’s mass shooting in Midland and Odessa, UMC tells KCBD that they were ready to accept all of the injured patients if needed. The had 10 emergency rooms and 10 operating rooms ready to go with full staff.
The U.S-China trade war is having direct effects on Lubbock-area farmers. Farmers like Lloyd Arthur, with Arthur Farms, are worried about the upcoming season because of lower prices of cotton, and not knowing where the price will go.
On Monday, Lubbock City Council will consider amending the zoning ordinance to address short-term rentals including Airbnb homes in the city. The ordinance would require registration, including an annual permit fee of $100 dollars, and payment of Lubbock’s HOT or hotel occupancy tax.
Temperatures are expected to reach as high as 105 degrees on Sunday and Monday. With this extreme heat in the forecast, Dr. Richard Dexter, physician with Covenant Health ER Milwaukee, says people exposed to it are at risk for heat exhaustion, or even heat stroke.