Melissa Pixcar | ABC7 KGO News Team
I am elated to be one of the first Community Journalist of the Bay Area. I am still pinching myself because this is all a dream come true. I have been dreaming of this moment since I was a little girl when I would watch the news with my grandparents.

I am a Bay Area native and have lived in the Bay Area my whole life. I graduated from San Francisco State with a degree in Broadcasting and Electronic Communication Arts with an emphasis in Audio Production.

I am also a first generation college graduate. My fondest college memories was being part of my college radio station KSFS. I was the News Director of the station and a talk show host for a year. Of course my show was about all things Bay Area, sports, music - you name it!

In 2016, I got my foot in the door and started working at ABC7 in San Francisco. I was a Production Assistant and loved everything behind the scenes, every day was different from the day before.

When I'm not working I love to spending time and going on adventures with my dog Rolo. I also enjoy cooking, reading, and working out. Traveling has always been number one in my heart and I love going on new adventures.

I am excited for this new adventure of being a Community Journalist so please do not hesitate to share your story with me. You can reach me at

Melissa's Stories
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'It was something we never imagined being able to do.' Disney and Pixar's newest film, 'Luca,' completed from the home of the creators during the COVID-19 lockdown
Vaccinating riparian brush rabbits from deadly disease
European virus threatens endangered riparian brush rabbit population. Oakland Zoo joins effort to vaccinate the rabbits from fatal virus.
Bakers aim to combat Asian hate
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Pups with a purpose serve the blind community
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Oakland artists build tiny homes for unhoused residents
Bay Area artists unite to build tiny homes for the unhoused community in West Oakland.
East Bay teen turns her pandemic hobby into a blooming business
'It feels good to bring other people happiness.' East Bay teen opens plant business to help deal with the stress and anxieties of COVID-19
Bay Area nonprofit music school finds creative solution to keep beat going amid pandemic
"Our goal is to make music education as accessible for as many people as possible," said Steve Savage, the executive director of Blue Bear School of Music.
Furniture Company provides formerly incarcerated people with a fresh start
San Francisco furniture company, Formr, reduces landfill waste and recidivism.
'Anything for Selena' podcast explores legacy of Tejano music star, cultural impact she left behind
"CULTURAL FORCE": Maria Garcia, journalist and a lifelong fan of Selena Quintanilla, is on a quest to explore how the Tejano music star still impacts the Latino culture decades after her death.
East Bay nonprofit diverts used crayons from the landfill for a good cause
The Crayon Initiative collects used crayons from schools, restaurants, and gives them new life by donating recycled crayons to children's hospitals