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!
The West Texas Home Builders Association, The Association of Lubbock Realtors, The Lubbock Apartment Association, and The Lubbock Chamber of Commerce worry if impact fees are put on them, housing could become less affordable in Lubbock.
Texas bars opened up for the first time a little over two months on Friday. Owners in Lubbock said they were prepared to keep everyone safe with the new guidelines and customers said they were eager to get back inside.
Kathy Sisson, owner of Lubbock children’s learning center Here We Grow, is worried about some of the recommended guidelines for child care centers provided on Monday. She says some of the recommended protocols are exaggerated, and she will not follow them.
The COVID-19 pandemic has kept schools closed, so when Suzanne Hudman was ready to retire from being a teacher at Post ISD after 50 years on the different campuses, her granddaughter wanted to make sure she was celebrated.
Former Lubbock mayor and Strike Force Advisory Board member Marc McDougal says he confident in the Governor’s announcements on Monday to open up more Texas businesses and programs, including bars and sports programs.
The walls are up at the Tornado Memorial Gateway. Project leaders say although Monday’s anticipated dedication has been delayed until next May, construction will continue ahead of the 50th anniversary on Monday.
More than 14,000 people have died in New York City due to Covid-19, but hospitalizations and new cases are flattening, and now a Lubbock travel nurse-who is helping out there- says he is seeing this progress on the toughest assignment of his life.
The Lubbock Economic Recovery Task Force is adding to their Lubbock Safe Program guidelines for a second time after Governor Abbott announced more business openings this Friday, including nail, hair, and tanning salons and barber shops.
City Health Department director, Katherine Wells, says adding today’s T.J. Patterson Library testing site- which is by appointment only- is going to help Lubbockites get back to work and further contain Covid-19.
Restaurants, retail stores, malls, and movies theaters are allowed to reopen on Friday, according to Governor Abbott's executive order. Churches will get more freedoms and outdoor sports are allowed. All have guidelines on how to operate including capacity restrictions.
Mayor Dan Pope’s stay-at-home order has a lot of people stressed and anxious, because they can’t do ordinary things like eat at a restaurant or go shopping, but a Lubbock psychologist says there are things you can do to deal with that stress.