Darlene Melendez joined the KYMA News 11 team in July 2016.
Darlene’s love for journalism started out when she was a little girl. She developed her craft (and tested the patience of adults) by always asking her favorite question, “Why?”
In 2015, Darlene graduated from Pepperdine University with a degree in Journalism. (AYO Waves!) She studied abroad in Florence, Italy and throughout her four years in school she was heavily involved with Newswaves 32, Pepperdine’s student-produced news program.
Darlene is an animal lover and in her free time she enjoys going to concerts, reading, photography, and hunting for good coffee! (Please send any suggestions her way.) As a Los Angeles native, Darlene is thrilled to stay true to her West Coast roots by serving the community of Yuma.
Darlene would love to tell your story! Please feel free to reach out anytime by e-mailing her firstname.lastname@example.org or by connecting with her on social! Like and follow Darlene’s pages at facebook.com/DarleneMMelendez and twitter.com/DarleneMelendez.