Bill Melugin is a multiple EMMY, Murrow, and Golden Mike award winning investigative reporter for FOX 11 Los Angeles. He is the 2018 and 2019 recipient of the RTNA’s Golden Mike Award for “Best Investigative Journalism” in southern California, and the winner of the 2019 Television Academy EMMY for investigative reporting. Melugin is also the recipient of a 2018 regional Edward R. Murrow award for hard news reporting.
Bill grew up in Orange County, CA and attended the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University where he received a B.A. in broadcast journalism and a minor in Spanish Linguistics. Prior to joining FOX 11, Melugin worked as an anchor and investigative reporter at WJZY-TV in Charlotte, North Carolina for two and a half years, where he won a 2017 regional Edward R. Murrow award for breaking news reporting, and won the SPJ’s national Sigma Delta Chi award for best breaking news reporting for his live coverage of the Charlotte riots. Melugin began his career as a reporter and fill-in anchor at KFOX-TV in El Paso Texas for two years. He grew up watching FOX 11, and his family still lives in Orange County.
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Parents in Los Angeles are suing the L.A. Unified School District and the teachers union (UTLA) for continued school closures during the pandemic, alleging that their children have suffered emotionally and academically.
Two weeks after FOX 11 reported on major changes possibly coming to the way Los Angeles prosecutes gang-related crimes, sources confirm to Bill Melugin that George Gascón will downsize the County DA Office's Hardcore Gang unit.
The sister of a man who was shot and killed by a juvenile gang member is outraged after the motion to have him prosecuted as an adult was withdrawn by District Attorney George Gascón as part of his new reforms, despite the fact that the murderer has continued to post his allegiance to his gang on social media while in custody.
The California Department of Public Health has quietly updated its youth sports rules to include guidance that only one parent can be allowed to observe their child’s game.
A veteran prosecutor of the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office is accusing D.A. George Gascón of retaliation and playing politics after he says he was reprimanded and punitively transferred for questioning Gascon’s order to drop a case against three anti-police protesters who were charged with attempting to wreck a train.
Major changes could soon be coming to the way Los Angeles prosecutes crimes involving gangs.
As families read through the school district's plan to bring back in-person learning, some parents and teachers wonder: What about the older kids?
A local Middle Eastern mom who wants her child back in school is outraged after she says UTLA tried to collect racial opposition research on her.
Some of the parents FOX 11 spoke with explained that UTLA doesn't speak for them and now, they plan to hold a rally this weekend to call for their kids to return to in-person schooling.