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 City Council approves ordinance amendments amid encampment death

Chico City Council approves amendments to city code following a vigil held by the public for the shooting victim at Teichert Ponds.

Chico City Council revisits homeless ordinance and city laws

Chico City Council will continue a major homeless discussion they held at their last meeting: amending certain city ordinances regarding camping and storage of personal property in public spaces.

Camp Fire survivors struggle to find housing with FEMA eviction looming

The FEMA temporary housing community in Chico is closing its doors this Friday, leaving some Camp Fire survivors stranded and worried about the future. The Erickson’s are one of those families.

Louie Vermeil Classic sprint car races welcomed in Chico

The 13th annual Louie Vermeil Classic sprint car races are being held in Chico instead of Calistoga on Labor Day weekend due to Covid-19 restrictions.

Chico police arrest suspect with stolen handgun

Chico Police Department officers arrested 21-year-old Silas Norman Friday night after discovering a stolen loaded .40 caliber handgun in his possession.

Chico police investigate deadly shooting at Teichert Ponds homeless camp

Police in Chico are asking for help in solving a murder and an attempted murder that occurred early Saturday morning at Teichert Ponds.

Caldor Fire: South Lake Tahoe native shares experience of town evacuation

All of South Lake Tahoe is under an evacuation order as the massive Caldor Fire ramps up in size. Lake Tahoe Native Kelsey Adams shares her experience evacuating and the conditions the community is undergoing.

Fire safety stressed at Butte County Fair in Gridley

It was nothing but smiles and laughter at the 75th Butte County Fair and CAL FIRE thought this would be a great opportunity to connect with the community, especially with the large fires happening in our area.

The Butte County Sheriff’s Search and Rescue Team celebrates its 60th anniversary

People from all over Butte County came to the Chico Elks Lodge to celebrate the county’s search and rescue team and their 60 years of service.

Urn stolen from Chico man’s RV

Crime near the Chico Airport continues to be an issue and one Chico man wants to shed light on the problem after criminals stole his father’s urn from his RV.

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