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!
It’s the season for giving and for some, it’s a popular time to be burglarized. While the owner of the food truck known for brisket tacos and nachos and funnel cake, Jim Larner, was helping a gentleman with his broken car, someone snuck into his food truck, emptied the tip jar, and took a cash bag.
According to the National Retail Federation, 114.6 million people were considering shopping today across the country. Lubbockites were no exception, looking for specific items, good deals or just to spend time with loved ones at the South Plains Mall.
Christensen builds the lights and puts them up on the roofs and he says very windy days are not the best days to work because it can be dangerous. He says lights can blow away, the ladder you use could fall with or without you on it, and if you’re already on the roof, that can be a big problem.
On Thursday, U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Cody Smith was honored with a Silver Star, the nation’s third-highest medal for gallantry against an armed enemy. He is the 49th recipient ever in the Air Force to receive the esteemed award.
Citibus is trying to get your input on some new route concepts with open houses this week. These concepts are not set in stone and are part of an analysis Citibus is conducting with a consulting company. The plans involve expanding to Southwest, North, and East Lubbock and more direct routes.
The design process for Lubbock’s planned multi-purpose Expo Center is now underway, after Lubbock County commissioners signed a development agreement with the Lubbock County Expo Board. Today’s agreement makes it possible to begin the design phase.
Cyntoia Brown-Long made national headlines when she was released from prison in August and today she is speaking on diversity in the justice system and telling her story at Texas Tech’s “Celebrate Diversity Banquet”. This morning she spoke on these topics to Texas Tech law students.
City Manager Jarrett Atkinson says 89 vehicles were involved in wrecks this morning, including three police vehicles and a firetruck as they were responding to accidents. He’s asking the public to drive to the conditions and be very careful for everyone’s safety, including our first responders.
The campaign involves putting out a teal pumpkin on the door step, to let kids know there are other goodies being given out other than candy. The project was created to help the 5.6 million children with allergies in the U.S. get excited for Halloween.
With help from some friends, Chelsea and Jason Anders, who live in Lubbock, created a functional and spooky costume for their daughter Olivia, who has Cerebral Palsy. Her spider stroller is made out of pillows, pipes, and pool noodles and even won her neighborhood costume contest.
The Texas Association of Commercial Contractors has partnered with The South Plains Association of Governments Area Agency on Aging to help the elderly, disabled, and those with low income get a safe, free source of heat this Saturday as a part of the “Heat the Town” program.
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.