Veteran Newsman Carlos Amezcua Joins KUSI News With Lisa Remillard As Co-Anchor on "Good Morning San Diego"

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Carlos Amezcua Joins KUSI as Co-Anchor on "Good Morning San Diego"

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“I am thrilled to be back in my hometown and co-anchor with my friends on Good Morning San Diego on KUSI. My family and I are grateful for the warm welcome and we are looking forward to new friendships,” Amezcua says.

San Diego native Carlos Amezcua has been hired as co-anchor of KUSI NEWS’ “Good Morning San Diego,” the local television station’s five-hour weekday morning newscast, it was announced today.

Amezcua grew up in San Diego and worked for two local stations before making a name for himself in Los Angeles, where he co-anchored KTLA’s Morning News from 1991 to 2007.

He joins a popular weekday morning news team that includes co-anchor Lisa Remillard, Leslie Lopez, Brad Perry and Ed Lenderman.

“I am thrilled to be back in my hometown and co-anchor with my friends on Good Morning San Diego on KUSI. My family and I are grateful for the warm welcome and we are looking forward to new friendships,” Amezcua says.

An award winning veteran newsman, he has spent more than 35 years covering major news stories around the world, most recently for FOX Television in Los Angeles.

From his early days anchoring morning drive radio news, Carlos showed an unflappable ability to report breaking news. Moving to television, Carlos was also a skilled film news photographer who would push his way with his trusty Bell & Howell to get the best shot. As an aggressive, young journalist Carlos reported major stories on the CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite and later with Dan Rather. Hurricane Gloria, the Mexico City and Northridge earthquakes, the Malibu fires and the eruption of Mt. St. Helens are just a few of the natural disaster he has covered. A major turning point in his career at CBS was the infamous McDonald's Massacre in San Ysidro, California. His steady, round the clock reporting, nationally and internationally, earned him numerous Emmys and press awards. As an investigative reporter, Carlos uncovered corruption, child abuse and government waste. He covered the Reagan White House and has interviewed President George H. W. Bush and his wife Barbara, President Jimmy Carter, Senator Hilary Clinton, Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, Secretary of State Colin Powell and many more.

Carlos has been awarded 22 Emmys including one for 'Outstanding Journalistic Enterprise' and another for his coverage of Mexican politics. He also received awards from the Associated Press, The Radio Television News Association's "Golden Mikes" and was part of the team that won a prestigious George Foster Peabody Award.

For 17 years, Carlos was also the co-anchor of the top rated KTLA Morning News. He and his team are widely credited for changing morning television in America with innovation and personality. In 2006, The National Hispanic Media Coalition honored Carlos with its National Impact Award for excellence in broadcast journalism. During his years as a news anchor, his professional and steady demeanor has been credited with re-assuring viewers through live coverage of the LA Riots, many Southern California fires, earthquakes, massive flooding and mudslides. The Daily News called Carlos Amezcua, "LA's Best Anchorman".

Other on-air duties and appearances include guest-hosting radio shows on ESPN Radio, KFI and KEIB as well as serving as the on-air voice for the annual national Latin Grammy Awards broadcast. An avid songwriter, Carlos received a Gold Record for writing lyrics on the rock band Chicago's Christmas album.

Carlos is also an accomplished artist. His oil paintings have been showcased at many art galleries and shows in Southern California. In addition, he was commissioned to produce the official artwork for the 2006 Lexus Newport to Ensenada International Yacht Race.

For more information contact:
Douglas Friedman, KUSI Director of Creative Services,
Email: dfriedman(AT)kusi.com
Direct: (858) 505-5133.

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