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.
A months-long FOX 11 investigation has revealed that an L.A. Metro sexual harassment hotline operated by a local charity is currently costing taxpayers more than $8,000 per call after a series of no-bid contracts to operate the hotline were awarded to the best friend and campaign donor of L.A. County Supervisor & Metro board member Sheila Kuehl after her office privately pushed for Metro to hire the charity.
For the fourth night in a row, a crowd of protesters gathered near the South Los Angeles Sheriff’s station over the fatal shooting of Dijon Kizzee.
A large outdoor “Water Wars” party with hundreds of people was held at a Long Beach park over the weekend in violation of local COVID-19 health orders.
Protesters gathered in South Los Angeles to speak out against a deputy shooting that killed 29-year-old Dijon Kizzee on Monday.
The Los Angeles Police Department has launched a personnel investigation into the conduct of officers who let an apparent drunk driver stumble away from the scene of a crash he caused in Los Feliz without a breathalyzer or any charges.
The union representing Los Angeles School Police officers is calling for the removal of a United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) board member after she posted a photo of herself wearing a shirt that says “Blue Lives Murder” on the front of it.
Los Angeles County leaders have agreed to pay outgoing CEO Sachi Hamai a sum of $1.5 million and provide her private security following her claims that she was repeatedly harassed and intimidated by L.A. County Sheriff Alex Villanueva.
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey is slamming controversial tweets allegedly posted by members of the D.A.challenger George Gascon’s public policy committee, which included anti-police remarks, support for the abolishment of prisons, and encouragement for protesters burn a city down.
Several large parties were held in the Los Angeles area over the weekend, brazenly violating public health orders during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Los Angeles School Police Department and the union representing them tell FOX 11 there’s been a major uptick in property crime at LAUSD campuses since schools were closed at the beginning of the pandemic, and that it’s only gotten worse since weekend and overnight patrols were slashed as a result of LAUSD’s vote to reduce the school police budget by $25 million.