Bill Melugin joins the KFOX team as a general assignment reporter. He graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University with a BA in broadcast journalism and a minor in Spanish linguistics. (Go Sun Devils!)
During his time at ASU, Bill was an anchor, reporter and studio producer for Cronkite NewsWatch (KAET-TV) in the Phoenix market, voted the nation's best collegiate daily newscast by the SPJ. He also interned with ABC15 (KNXV-TV) in Phoenix, worked with the State Press Television, and provided on air pregame, halftime and postgame reports for ASU football for The Blaze Radio.
Bill is excited to continue his journalism career in the Southwest and plans to bring El Paso hard hitting news with the help of the viewers of KFOX. If you would like to contact Bill with a story idea, he would love to hear it! You can reach him at Bill.Melugin@kfoxtv.com, or follow him on Twitter at @MeluginKFOX14!
Q & A
What year did you join KFOX?
What was you first TV appearance?
Where were you born?
Newport Beach, California
Where did you grow up?
Laguna Niguel, California
What was your favorite TV show then?
It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Nip/Tuck
What was the first thing you ever wanted to be?
How might someone have described you in high school?
What was your first job in television?
Interning with ABC 15 in Phoenix, Arizona.
What do you like about your job?
Being able to meet all types of people and tell different stories, and knowing that every day of work will be different.
What do you not like about your job?
Having to speak to people on the worst day of their lives.
What might people be surprised to know about you?
I speak Spanish!
What would be a perfect day for you?
Playing a game of beach football with my closest friends on a beautiful day on a Hawaiian beach.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to go into the business?
Read and write as much as possible, and get some thick skin!
If you could only keep one 5-minute tape from your career what would be on it?
My investigative story from college at Arizona State about the Scottsdale city council and how the bar industry was buying their votes.
All Quiet on the Western Front
Favorite FOX show:
Favorite dream car:
Not a big car guy, whatever gets me from A to B the cheapest!
Going to the gym
Favorite El Paso place:
Just got here! I’ll have to find out
Has to be a tie between The Rock and 300
Music that can get your adrenaline flowing
Favorite travel destination:
El Paso firefighters spent Thursday afternoon battling a massive fire at 3115 Alameda Ave. in south central El Paso. More than 40 firefighters responded to the fire that broke out at about 4:22 p.m. and spread to several neighboring buildings. The fire caused detours for Sun Metro routes 21, 22, ...
Pamela Fierro, the executive director of curriculum and instruction at Canutillo Independent School District, has resigned her position. Fierro's resignation comes after KFOX14 obtained Freedom of Information Act documents regarding her work history and her qualifications, and after internal and Texas Education Agency audits revealed she couldn't answer several questions ...
For many people, the neighborhood of Santa Teresita in Santa Teresa, N.M., would be a perfect place to live, but residents tell KFOX14 Monday's brush fires that threatened their homes opened their eyes to a problem -- the neighborhood doesn't have any fire hydrants as far as the eye can ...
KFOX14 has obtained the arrest affidavit for the three suspects accused of killing 22-year-old Jose Castanon in his home early Friday morning, a killing police have described as a drug deal gone bad. In the affidavit, police say that 22-year-old Ricardo Macias, 21-year-old Sonia Bautista, and 18-year-old Brianna Garay went ...
Borderland residents react with anger and disgust after the highly controversial Westboro Baptist Church announces it will be protesting Wednesday's memorial service for five Fort Bliss soldiers who were killed in Afghanistan. WBC posted the following statement on its website: (Language warning) "If you sign up to be a part ...
The city of Socorro started a new era Thursday night as two new City Council members and a new mayor were sworn into office. Thursday evening was the city's first council meeting since a judge ruled that former city representatives Jesse Gandara Jr. and Willie Madrid had illegally extended their ...
Former Socorro city councilman Jesse Gandara Jr. will be receiving a trial by jury after Judge Monica Teran granted his attorney's request to have one at a pretrial hearing Thursday afternoon. As KFOX14 previously reported, Gandara was arrested on animal cruelty charges after El Paso County Sheriffs Deputies raided his ...
A Forbes magazine report lists El Paso as the fourth-worst city in the nation for college graduate salaries. Forbes used data from Payscale.com to rank the 100 largest metropolitan areas from 1-100 in terms of highest to lowest median salaries for people with bachelor's degrees. El Paso's median salary for ...
Anthony, Texas Mayor Art Franco did not resign his position at Tuesday night's town council meeting, and instead, dodged all questions from the media, slipped out a back exit and drove away. Reports had been circulating that Franco would be resigning after he pleaded guilty to a felony, stemming from ...
Two long-time incumbent town council members in Anthony, Texas have been voted out of office and replaced by newcomers. Unofficial election results show that Luis Vela, a 14-year incumbent, lost to Jose G. Garcia by 15 votes, and 16-year incumbent Demetrio Cuellar lost to Joanna Rivera by 178 votes. But ...