Carlos Amezcua

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Carlos Amezcua
Born
OccupationTelevision news anchor
Years active45
Known forKTLA Morning News
Notable work
22 Emmys
WebsiteOfficial website

Carlos Amezcua is a journalist best known for his sixteen years as the original co-anchor for the KTLA Morning News,[1] with Barbara Beck as his co-anchor,[2] Mark Kriski handling weather and Sam Rubin reporting on the entertainment industry. Airing at 5:00 am, the crew became comfortable and humor crept into the newscasts. Managing executive Steve Bell described the show as, “the first one with the crazy anchors".[3][4] In September 2007, Amezcua left KTLA for KTTV anchoring the 10:00pm newscast in 2007,[5] leaving to found his own media company, Carlos Media Corp, in 2013.[6] From 2015 to 2019, he served as a co-anchor at KUSI-TV San Diego.[1][7][8] He is currently (2020) the co-host of the Carlos & Lisa show (Lisa Remillard) on BEONDTV,[9] and KDOC-TV Los Angeles.[10]

Born in San Diego, Amezcua is the son of Don Oscar Amezcua, a member of the Mariachi Vargas de Tecalitlán and founder of Mariachi Guadalajara.[8] Amezcua has lent his voice to the Latin Grammy Awards and has a gold record for his translation of "Let it Snow" for Chicago's Chicago XXV: The Christmas Album.[1][11] He served as a missionary in Guatemala/El Salvador from 1973-75 and attended Brigham Young University studying journalism (1975).[12]

Awards[edit]

  • 22 Emmy Awards[1]
  • National Impact Award for Excellence in Broadcast Journalism[11]
  • Radio Television News Association Golden Mike Award[11]
  • George Foster Peabody Award (with his team)[11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Carlos Amezcua". McKinnon Broadcasting. 6 July 2015. Archived from the original on 17 October 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  2. ^ Herbert, Steven (31 August 1991). "KTLA's Amezcua Is Positive About Changing Latino Males' TV Image". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  3. ^ Luther, Claudia (30 June 2005). "Steve Bell, 66; Executive at KTLA-TV Launched Brash Morning News Show". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  4. ^ "The Morning Show". Variety. 8 September 1993. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  5. ^ "KTLA morning news anchor jumps ship for slot at rival KTTV". Los Angeles Times. 5 September 2007. Archived from the original on 17 October 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  6. ^ Braxton, Greg (2 December 2013). "KTTV anchor Carlos Amezcua leaves 10 p.m. news". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  7. ^ "KUSI says farewell to longtime Good Morning San Diego anchor Carlos Amezcua -". McKinnon Broadcasting. 23 May 2019. Archived from the original on 9 June 2019. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  8. ^ a b "News anchor Carlos Amezcua returns to his roots – La Prensa San Diego". laprensa-sandiego.org. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  9. ^ "About". BEOND. 20 April 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  10. ^ "Lisa Remillard and Carlos Amezcua - Sippin' The Tea". Buzzsprout. 12 May 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2020.
  11. ^ a b c d "Carlos Amezcua - Power Talks Speakers Bureau". ptspeakers.com. 9 August 2020. Archived from the original on 9 August 2020. Retrieved 17 October 2020.CS1 maint: unfit URL (link)
  12. ^ "Carlos Amezcua". Famous Mormons. 10 August 2016. Retrieved 17 October 2020.

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