Mekahlo Medina is an Emmy Award-winning journalist who currently serves as NBC4’s social media, technology and neighborhood reporter.
Medina is one of the station’s most prolific social networkers, utilizing the technology to develop content for the station’s daily newscasts. Medina can most often be seen on the station’s popular early-morning newscast “Today in LA” and the “NBC4 News at Noon.”
In addition to reporting, Mekahlo has developed two signature franchise segments: “The Trend,” a segment that highlights what’s trending on social media networks, airs daily on both the early morning and noon newscasts. “The Local,” a weekly feature about the interesting people, places and trends in local Southern California communities airs on both “Today in LA” and “The Channel 4 News” at 5PM.
Medina joined the station in 2006 as anchor and manager of NBC4’s avant-garde digital news service, “News Raw,” which focused on hyper-local coverage of neighborhoods, culture, technology and social networks. The service aired on NBC4’s digital channel 4.2.
Prior to joining NBC4, Medina was a general assignment reporter for KSTP-TV (ABC) in Minneapolis, KPNX-TV in Phoenix, KOB-TV (NBC) in Albuquerque, and KTSM (NBC) in El Paso.
A graduate of New Mexico State University, Medina holds a degree in Broadcast Journalism.