Carlos Amezcua, a longtime broadcast journalist and multiple Emmy Award winner based in Los Angeles, has dedicated three decades to reporting and delivering the news. Once lauded as “LA’s best anchorman” by The Daily News, Carlos Amezcua currently fulfills the post of News Anchor for the Fox-owned television stations KTTV-TV and KCOP-TV, appearing on both the 10:00 and 11:00 broadcasts. Additionally, he serves as President of the Carlos Media Corporation, which produces news and entertainment projects for television and film.
Prior to taking the anchor seat for KTTV FOX11 in 2007, Carlos Amezcua co-created and hosted the KTLA Morning News, which first aired in 1991. An innovative mix of news and entertainment segments, the program proved to be a ratings winner and great revenue generator for KTLA-TV, inspiring other television outlets throughout the U.S. to launch shows based on a similar format. During the early years of his career, before joining KTLA, Amezcua covered major news items and breaking stories for the CBS Evening News, first with Walter Cronkite, then with Dan Rather. His most memorable assignments from that period include such events as Hurricane Gloria, the eruption of Mount St. Helens, and the 1984 massacre at a McDonald's restaurant in San Ysidro, California.
Carlos Amezcua attended Brigham Young University, where he majored in journalism. While enrolled there, Amezcua garnered the 20th Century Fox Television Journalism Award and the title of Outstanding Young Man 1971. A student athlete and accomplished musician as well, he competed on the school’s teams in swimming, water polo, and soccer, and performed in the band on the 1972 European Tour of the American Folk Dancers.
Today, Carlos Amezcua continues to cultivate his interests in athletics and the arts. He enjoys surfing and devotes free time to writing songs and creating artwork. His creative accomplishments include a Gold Record for his lyrics on a Christmas album by the band Chicago and a number of gallery showings in Southern California featuring his oil paintings.
- Brigham Young University
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