Melanie Camacho

Melanie Camacho


Lubbock, TX

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 and follow her on Facebook!

Recent Articles by Melanie

  Lumber prices increase 180% as Lubbock home builders work to keep costs down

  Local school districts looking to boost early grade enrollments after low numbers across state and country

  Mayor celebrates 100,000 vaccinations at Civic Center but says Lubbockites need to pick up the vaccination rate

  Texas Supreme Court makes eviction filings easier, although CDC moratorium still applies

  Lubbock churches expect Easter celebrations to look more like pre-pandemic times

  LCU fans celebrate as Lady Chaps win NCAA Division II Tournament

  South Plains College renovating former city hall for new academic building

  Lubbock police officers take bi-annual driving recertification course

  98-year-old shares wisdom with 8th grader as they both become first time authors

  O’Donnell athletic director remembers teen as talented and thoughtful

  Lubbock Lemur Rescue needs your help

  Family of murdered woman collecting donations to help victims of domestic violence

  Lubbock businesses expect big crowds but will still promote safety on St. Patrick’s Day

National Guard helping facilitate vaccinations for homebound Texas senior citizens

  LISD to continue mask policy, despite some parental objections

Lubbock County Detention Center open to visitors again

Lubbock Chamber of Commerce encouraging businesses to join “Rally for Recovery”

Matt Dawson watches friends etch messages in new West Texas Hero Home

  Businesses mostly undecided on response to the Governor’s announcement

  Amherst mom hosts diaper drive in daughter’s memory

  Lubbock County vaccination rate more than double Texas average

  Justice of the Peace clears ‘dozens’ of Texas Eviction Diversion Program submissions

  Post residents help their community on fifth day without water

  Local company offering plumbing deal for customers after historic snowstorms

  Cactus Theatre repairing water damage from burst pipes

  City manager proud of Lubbock response to historic storm

  City of Lubbock pumping water to Littlefield to help with frozen infrastructure

  Cupcake shop cleaning up cold weather damage after pipes burst

  Local hospitals report manageable caseload during extreme cold weather

  Salvation Army mobile canteen on the streets during bitter cold