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
Coronavirus: How to stay healthy when ordering takeout from restaurants
IS TAKEOUT SAFE? Getting takeout is one of the social distance recommendations during the COVID-19 shelter in place but you can still catch the coronavirus from doing that. So what can you do to stay safe? Experts weigh in.
Coronavirus: Livermore Elementary school teacher goes the extra mile for her students during pandemic
'THEY COUNTED TO ME': An East Bay class will never meet again, but that's not stopping a teacher from saying goodbye and staying connected to her students during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus: Here's how 2 Bay Area animal shelters are being impacted by COVID-19 crisis
PAWSITIVE NEWS: Pet adoptions are still available on the Penninsula and an East Bay shelter has seen an increase in fostering during coronavirus pandemic.
Coronavirus Impact: Livermore teacher makes best of social distancing by staying connected to students
"I hate being away from my students, it makes me very sad," a Livermore teacher is going above and beyond to be there for her students.
Bay Area animal shelters ramping up foster programs amid coronavirus pandemic
CONSIDER THIS! Fostering an animal is the purr-fect way to cure the shelter-in-place blues.
Livermore Pet Store providing free delivery in response to the Coronavirus
"We just want to make sure that we take care of everyone in the neighborhood." East Bay pet store, Murphy's Paw, offering free delivery for customers in the community
Community reacts to cancellation of Dublin's beloved St. Patrick's Day celebration
"It was heartbreaking but in the end we think that this was the right thing to do." East Bay community reacts to the cancellation of Dublin's St. Patrick's Day Celebration
Bungee Fitness is going to be your new favorite workout
Harness yourself into a Bungee Fitness workout in Brentwood, California.
DEAR BART: ABC7 talks to riders at the Pleasant Hill BART Station
DEAR BART: "I want it to be safer and cleaner." ABC7 asks riders their thoughts on BART.
Alicia's secret ingredient is cooking with "lots of love."
Alicia Villanueva came to the United States in 2001 and started selling tamales door-to-door. Almost 20 years later, she has her own catering company and is selling her tamales at the new Golden State Warriors Arena in San Francisco.