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
North Bay coffee roaster serves up Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris themed coffee blend
There's a new "Kamala Blend' coffee in Vallejo - some are calling it a good cup of Joe.
'You had a purpose each day': 95-year-old East Bay veteran reflects on military career in Navy Reserves
"I'm grateful for the life that I have been given." This Veteran's Day, a 95-year-old East Bay veteran is reflecting on his nearly three-decade military career in the Navy Reserves.
'Making a difference': East Bay residents on a mission to keep local habitats trash-free
"I see it as our responsibility and our burden to reduce our impact on the earth," says volunteer Stephen Orme.
Contra Costa County Fire Department rolls out pink engine to support cancer fighters
VEHICLE OF HOPE: Contra Costa Fire Department has teamed up with local agencies to roll out a pink fire engine to support those battling cancer.
Oakland's Dia de los Muertos celebration lives on virtually to honor memory of loved ones
This year, the Dia de los Muertos festival also known as Day of the dead is celebrating their 25th anniversary and have decided to keep the tradition going, but from the comfort of everyone's home.
East Bay artists bring warmth, joy to downtown Livermore by decorating trees with sweaters
TREE SWEATER FOREST: A group of tight-knit artists are bringing warmth and joy to downtown Livermore with an outdoor art installation.
Firefighters battling California wildfires visited by Kerith the therapy dog
LOCAL HERO: Kerith the therapy comes to the rescue to relieve stress and bring comfort to firefighters battling wildfires
East Bay marathon swimmer crosses Monterey Bay for diversity in aquatics
GOING BEYOND THE BLACK FINISH LINE: East Bay marathon swimmer Catherine Breed just finished a record-breaking 25-mile swim across Monterey Bay -- and she did it to promote water safety, education and drowning prevention for minority groups.
'Art of imperfection': East Bay man brings life to old items by creating musical instruments
ART OF IMPERFECTION: An East Bay man pairs unlikely items to create musical works of folk art and music
East Bay man uses drones to reunite lost pets with owners following natural disasters
"I can't even begin to describe how wonderful that feeling is.' A Bay Area drone pilot is using infrared technology to rescue animals from the hurricanes in the midwest to wildfires across the West Coast and Australia.