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Carmela Karcher

Carmela Karcher joined the Action News Now team as a reporter in October 2020.

Title: Reporter

Carmela Karcher is from the Bay Area and graduated from the University of Oregon in June 2019 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and communication.

Before Action News Now, Carmela worked as a production assistant at KPIX 5 in San Francisco.

Carmela’s passion for journalism started in high school when she formed her own sports broadcasting program.

She continued storytelling as a sports reporter for Duck TV, a student-run television station at Oregon.

Carmela enjoys spending time with her family and friends and loves traveling, the outdoors and hearing people’s stories.

If you have any story ideas, reach out to Carmela on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or through email.

Recent Posts by Carmela Karcher

Chico finds solution to shelter homeless

With a court mandated deadline looming, the city of Chico has filed an official plan to shelter the homeless near the Chico Municipal Airport.

Citizens for a Safe Chico responds to Scott Huber’s resignation

Teri DuBose, president of Citizens for a Safe Chico, says the political action committee encouraged supporters to contact Huber asking him to resign, but completely disapproves of additional behavior.

Park Fire in Upper Bidwell Park is now fully contained

The Park Fire that burned just over 400 acres in Upper Bidwell Park is now 100% contained.

Chico councilmember’s summer plans make some concerned

One Chico councilmember is creating concern among the community, and it all revolves around his whereabouts over this upcoming summer.

Chico City Council denies staff direction on Shelter Crisis Declaration

A motion was put forth to give direction to staff about the Shelter Crisis Declaration at Tuesday’s meeting, but eventually failed.

Drought making local farmers worried about upcoming months

Water is scarce across the entire state of California and it is making many local farmers worried about what’s to come in the next few months.

Drought tolerant plants are a great way to save water

With California facing yet another drought, homeowners are thinking more about saving water and it can all start in your garden.

Only two boat ramps are open at Lake Oroville

This past week, the Lime Saddle and Loafer Point boat ramps were closed because of low lake levels, leaving only the Spillway and Bidwell Canyon open.

Crews respond to Oroville apartment fire

CAL FIRE and the Oroville Fire Department responded to a structure fire on Mono Ave. near Table Mountain Blvd. at 11:53 this morning.

Local gun salesman reacts to overturned assault weapon ban

On Friday, one federal judge in California overturned a three-decade old ban on assault weapons.

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