Carlos Amezcua

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Carlos Amezcua
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]


  • 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]


  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". 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". 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.

External links[edit]