With 30 years of experience in covering major news stories, Carlos Amezcua earned 18 Emmy Awards, two Associated Press awards, and eight Radio & Television News Association awards in his career. Growing up in San Diego as a young man during a time of civil intolerance, Carlos Amezcua encountered some discrimination at the start of his professional life. He quickly transcended any problems and made his name in broadcast news.
While he cites his most memorable breaking story as the 1984 McDonald’s Massacre in San Diego, Carlos Amezcua also reported on the Reagan White House, the Malibu fires, and Hurricane Gloria. Some of his most noted interviews were conducted with President George H. W. Bush, President Jimmy Carter, and Senator Hillary Clinton. Carlos Amezcua’s work with broadcasting legends Walter Cronkite and Tom Brokaw brought him national acclaim.
Carlos Amezcua got his start in the news profession while he attended college at Brigham Young University, where he studied journalism, public relations, and advertising. His work at the on-campus radio station unveiled a talent for broadcasting, and Carlos Amezcua continued to pursue a career in the field after leaving Brigham Young University.
Previously a radio broadcaster, Carlos Amezcua became the Morning News Anchor for the KTLA Morning News, an early morning news segment he helped grow from a fairly small program into one that gathered more than $50 million a year. Based in Hollywood, KTLA-TV presented the morning news in this fashion with Carlos Amezcua for more than 15 years. During that time, the KTLA Morning News had very high ratings and was considered the premier morning news segment in the Los Angeles market.
After Carlos Amezcua received an offer from a local rival news station, KTTV FOX 11, he became the Anchor of the 10 o’clock and 11 o’clock news broadcasts. His role at KTTV FOX 11 involved planning, developing, writing, and delivering daily newscasts, and this position won him numerous awards.
Additionally, Carlos Amezcua owns a media company called Carlos Media Corporation. His role includes acquiring, developing, and producing television and film projects. Carlos Amezcua’s work as President of the company merited him an Emmy Award in 2009 for Best Sports Special.
An accomplished newscaster with three decades of impressive results, Carlos Amezcua is also a skilled musician, artist, and surfer who resides in California.