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MEKAHLO MEDINA, KNBC ANCHOR (and Native Brother)
Mekahlo Medina hails from Santa Fe, NM and has a little bit of Taos Pueblo in ‘em! Mekahlo serves as KNBC's social media/technology anchor. Utilizing several social media platforms, Medina works to build community, share relevant news and link to technology and trends that are happening around Los Angeles.
Prior to joining KNBC, Medina was a general assignment reporter for KSTP-TV (ABC) in Minneapolis, Minnesota from November, 2004 to December, 2005. While there, he covered the country's second most deadly school shooting, a Force One tornado, a blizzard and the country's only winter carnival furnished with ice sculptures. Before that, and in dramatic contrast, Medina worked for KPNX-TV in Phoenix, Arizona where he did groundbreaking stories on the Minuteman Project. He also broke the story of the first arrest of a U.S. Catholic Bishop on hit and run charges. The Arizona Associated Press awarded Medina with first place for his coverage of the Bishop story and "Journalist of the Year" for his body of work at KPNX.
From January, 1998 to November, 2001, Medina worked for KOB-TV(NBC) in Albuquerque, New Mexico where he was a general assignment reporter. Known for his coverage of the arrest of Los Alamos lab scientist Wen Ho Lee who was suspected of spying and for a number of high profile breaking news stories, Medina was honored by the National Association of Hispanic Journalists a finalist for their national "breaking news" award in 2001 for his coverage of the Los Alamos forest fires.
Medina began his career in 1997 at KTSM (NBC) in El Paso, Texas as an Assignment Editor. He soon became a reporter and then Weekend Anchor. During his tenure at KTSM, Medina covered the death of drug lord Amado Carrillo Fuentas and the turf war that followed in Juarez, Mexico.
A graduate of New Mexico State University, Medina holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism.