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!
“Everyone who had a part in this inauguration is reflective of what our country is,” said Lubbock County Democratic Party chair Gracie Gomez, noting 22-year-old poet laureate, Amanda Gorman, who recited her poem, “The Hill We Climb”, and more.
“It’s just outstanding to have all this occur in our community, especially when you have such a distressed time, like right now during Covid,” Eddie McBride said of the businesses that are opening in places such as Slide Road and South Milwaukee.
Tuesday’s work session highlighted a busy year for the Lubbock Police Department with an 105 percent increase in homicides from the year prior and councilmembers discussed the future of the vaccine in Lubbock, saying a growing and steady number of vaccines will make their way to the Hub City.
Another round of the Payroll Protection Program opened Monday for new borrowers and “certain existing PPP borrowers.” Many businesses around the country including here in Lubbock plan on taking advantage of it so they can continue to pay their employees.
COVID-19 has been in Lubbock for ten months now and it still has some parents like Tabitha Tourmaline keeping their children learning from home to keep their families safe from the pandemic, and now, they’re waiting patiently to see how the pandemic continues to affect the world.
It was reported Carah first went missing on Sunday morning at 10:30. Her mother wrote on Facebook, asking her friends to keep their eyes open and alert as they looked for the teenager. The group “Operation: Preying on Predators” was able to find her quickly through leads from surveillance footage.
State District Judge Ruben Reyes was known nationwide for his work with specialty courts, working to provide solutions for addicts in the legal system, instead of just putting them in jail. On Thursday, a group of people helped by Judge Reyes gathered to remember him.
It was discovered two years ago at University and 91st street, 21,000 thousand people would travel through 91st and university within a 24 hour period. In 2020, it was 37,000 people. The area has seen multiple crashes take place over the years, including a couple who were severely injured in 2015.
On Monday, the Executive Director of The Red Cross of Lubbock, Deborah Finlayson said at least two victims had no where to stay for the night. Finlayson says if asked, they are willing to provide other services to victims who did have places to stay.
Dr. Rollo gave updates on the school district right after Thanksgiving break, saying safety is their priority. If you want your child to do virtual learning right away, it's possible, but Dr. Rollo says it's been challenging for teachers to teach in-person and through technology at the same time.
They distributed 450 boxes among Guadalupe, Wright, and Jackson elementary schools and the Guadalupe Parkway Center. Dr. James St. Clair says every year is a blessing, but especially this year with the burdens COVID-19 has brought to families.
A non-profit group called West Texas Organizing Strategy hosted a virtual meeting with other citizens from other Texas cities where some Lubbockites expressed frustration, wanting the Texas Department of Emergency Management to follow through on funds they said they would provide.