Felicia Mello

Higher Education Reporter
Felicia Mello is an award-winning, multimedia journalist who has contributed stories to The Washington Post, The Nation, NPR, and CNN’s Parts Unknown, among others. She comes to CALmatters from Las Vegas, where she built the digital team at Vegas Seven magazine and served as the Nevada reporter for the Center for Public Integrity’s State Integrity Investigation. Prior to that, she edited a network of hyperlocal news websites in the Sacramento region for Patch.com. Felicia was a Kaiser Health Reporting Fellow at The Boston Globe, and formed part of the UC Berkeley team that garnered the 2006 George Polk Award for Radio Reporting. A native Californian, she holds a master’s degree in journalism from UC Berkeley and speaks fluent Spanish. She's part country girl, part city slicker, so Sacramento suits her just fine.

A bill under consideration in the California legislature would allow local school boards to replace standardized tests given in 11th grade with a college entrance exam like the SAT or…

Gov. Jerry Brown faces challenges to convince the Legislature and a skeptical community college faculty that online education is the key to reaching the 2.5 million Californians aged 25 to…

After months of controversy over far-right speakers on the UC Berkeley campus, the US Department of Justice has weighed in. Attorneys for the department filed a brief Thursday in support…

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