Educated at Brigham Young University, Carlos Amezcua has interviewed prestigious politicians like President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara Bush, President Jimmy Carter, and Senator Hillary Clinton. His breaking news experience includes numerous natural disasters, coverage of the Reagan White House, and the San Ysidro McDonald’s Massacre.
Growing up in a minority neighborhood in San Diego, California, Carlos Amezcua encountered discrimination is his job search. His award-winning career has since earned him celebrity status, and his positive presence on air has created many appreciative fans.
Carlos Amezcua’s first broadcasting gig was at Brigham Young University, where he worked on the campus radio station. After his studies, Carlos Amezcua joined the ranks of television newscasters and eventually founded a local morning news show for news station KTLA-TV. The show’s format is now widely used around the country, and Carlos Amezcua cites the show as one of his most successful endeavors.
After producing news stories for the KTLA Morning News for more than 15 years, Carlos Amezcua accepted a position at KTTV FOX 11, the Los Angeles-based news station where he is currently employed. Carlos Amezcua hosts the 10 o’clock and 11 o’clock news segments at KTTV FOX 11. He plans, develops, writes, reports, and produces his own daily newscasts. He has won 18 Emmy Awards, 8 Radio & Television News Association awards, and two Associated Press awards at KTTV.
Additionally, Carlos Amezcua is an artist, a musician, and a surfer. His
artwork has been showcased by various galleries in Southern California, and his acting career includes a role alongside Dwayne Johnson and Seann William Scott in the movie Southland Tales. Carlos Amezcua was in a rock band in college and continues to have a great appreciation for music.