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!
There are seven therapy dogs that help with social and academic stresses in Lubbock ISD schools. One counselor, who runs the program, says sometimes students can even take breaks during tests to pet the dogs and alleviate their stresses.
In this week’s Pay It Forward, WesTex Federal Credit Union found a family story that touched their hearts. Deanie Riemath lost her little brother 21 years ago in a freak accident after he fell off the back of their family pickup truck. His organs were donated and now Deanie promotes organ donation a
About two weeks ago, KCBD reported of a two-car crash on I-27 near 82nd street that left one in the hospital. That one person is Jaime Valdez, and his sister, Cecilia Nunez, says he’s making progress, even sitting up at the edge of the bed today, but still cannot walk.
Dr. Jennifer Phy, a fertility doctor in Lubbock, took home first place and a $10,000 cash prize for the development of her app called: “My PCOS App.” It’s an app for expecting mothers that is backed up with more than a decade of research done by Dr. Phy and her team.
The Emergency Operations Center was activated as of Tuesday afternoon. The different agencies that congregate during emergencies, some pre-planned events, and natural disasters got together to tackle Lubbock’s inclement weather tonight.
With the failure of possibly the last rollback tax rate election in the state, Texas is now faced with complying to a new tax rate Senate bill. That would mean elections are automatic for rate increases larger than 3.5 percent.
A Monterey High School mom is urging parents to remember that even though a fairly new law says that those under 21 cannot purchase e-cigarettes, teenagers are still getting their hands on the products and bringing them to school, and she wants parents to get involved.
Texas Tech Men’s Basketball is taking on Kentucky on Saturday at 5 p.m. It’s only the fifth time Tech has ever taken on the team in the history of Texas Tech basketball, and campers are sleeping outside of the United Supermarkets Arena to get the best seat on Saturday.
Deep cleaning and disinfecting took place at all five campuses on Friday and Saturday, using their own machines. Superintendent of Brownfield ISD Chris Smith says if you think you have the flu, stay home.
John says there may be potential for snow on top of the icing potential in Levelland to Bailey County. He says the greatest icing potential will be in the western South Plains such as Morton, Levelland, Lubbock, Dickens and Guthrie. Areas south of this may still have some icy spots.
The President of the Lubbock Association of Realtors, Ken Harlin, says he knows frightening encounters can happen over text message, but he says realtors probably feel the most unsafe at the first showing of a property, which is why he’s asking you to keep these tips in mind.