Carlos Saucedo

Carlos Saucedo covers the diverse communities within Southern California as a reporter for KTLA 5 News.

He joined the station in March of 2019 after spending the previous 10 years working at various news agencies across the state and country.

Prior to making his return to Los Angeles, Carlos reported for KGO-TV in San Francisco, where he covered some of the major stories in Northern California, including what became the state’s deadliest and most destructive wildfire.

Carlos also anchored the news and reported at stations in Sacramento and Fresno.

He started his broadcasting career as a reporter and bureau chief for KWTX in Waco, Texas. During that time, he covered stories from the largest U.S. military base in the world: Fort Hood.

Carlos is proud to have grown up in Montebello — where he attended and graduated from Montebello High School in 2003.

His higher education background includes rival schools UCLA and USC. While at UCLA, Carlos received his bachelor’s degree in political science and public affairs. Knowing he wanted to take his passion for service into journalism, Carlos attended USC’s Annenberg School of Communications, where he earned his master’s in broadcast journalism.

In his personal time, Carlos enjoys traveling and photography. He is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.


Recent Articles
  • Valuables recovered as part of an investigation into burglaries targeting celebrities' homes are displayed during a Los Angeles Police Department press conference in January of 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Realtor, Alleged Accomplice Charged With Burglarizing Celebrity Homes in L.A.

    Two Beverly Hills men, including a realtor, face 50 felony charges in connection with an alleged scheme to burglarize celebrities’ homes in the Los Angeles area, primarily by taking advantage of real estate open houses, authorities said Thursday. The string of burglaries targeted at least 14 homes between 2016 and 2018, including those of musicians Usher and Adam Lambert, as well as former professional football player Shaun Phillips, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said in a written statement. […]

  • Police released this photo of the weapons seized in the arrest of a man accused of threatening a mass shooting at a hotel in Long Beach.

    Disgruntled Employee With Firearms Arrested After Threatening Mass Shooting at Long Beach Hotel: Police

    A possible mass shooting was thwarted when Long Beach police arrested a disgruntled Marriott employee who had access to weapons and allegedly told a coworker he planned to shoot everyone he saw at his workplace, the city’s police chief said Wednesday. Rodolfo Montoya, 37, was arrested without incident at his home in Huntington Beach on Tuesday, according to Long Beach Police Department Chief Robert Luna. Investigators searched the home and seized multiple firearms, including an assault rifle, hundreds of rounds […]

  • Police investigate a fatal shooting that took place at a small business near the University of California, Riverside on Aug. 17, 2019. (Credit: OC HAWK)

    Police Investigating Deadly Shooting at Business Near UC Riverside

    Riverside police asked the public’s help for information involving an early Saturday morning shooting that left one dead near University of California, Riverside. Authorities received a call around 3:10 a.m. regarding a shooting that had just happened at a “small business” in the 14000 block of University Avenue, the Police Department said. That’s about a block away from the campus, in the eastside neighborhood of Riverside. Officers and paramedics responded to the scene and found a male victim who had […]

  • Kevin Martin is seen at left, and at right is the composite sketch of a child annoyance suspect released May 23, 2019, by the Corona Police Department.

    Corona Man Says He Was Assaulted at Bar After Being Mistaken for Child Predator

    A Corona man says he fears going outside after being attacked Thursday at a bar in Norco by men who mistook him for the perpetrator in a child annoyance case. Corona police have confirmed Kevin Martin is not the man who made sexual comments to an 11-year-old girl the morning of May 22. When investigators released a computer-generated composite sketch of the suspect the day after the incident, Martin commented on a social media post from the department saying it […]

  • Mother Files Suit Against L.A. Charter School Claiming Her Son Suffered Brain Damage in Bullying Incident

    The mother of a student at Animo Westside Charter Middle School is filing a lawsuit against the school, after she says he suffered brain damage following an act of bullying. Surveillance footage shows the boy being pushed and held against a wall by another student. He is then seen in apparent distress and brought to an office before paramedics are called. Carlos Saucedo reports for the KTLA 5 News on Aug. 13, 2019.

  • Toko Tasi appears in a photo posted to his Facebook page on Aug. 11, 2019.

    Shooter Sought in Killing of Local Musician Toko Tasi in Long Beach

    Authorities on Monday have not announced an arrest in the fatal shooting of local musician Toko Tasi over the weekend in Long Beach. The county coroner only described the victim of a Saturday night shooting near Willow Street and Eucalyptus Avenue as a man in his mid-40s, but a makeshift memorial set up on a sidewalk just outside a bar in the area and a post on his Facebook page Sunday identified him as the hip-hop and reggae artist Toko […]

  • A$AP Rocky and FKA twigs perform in concert at Park Avenue Armory on May 12, 2019 in New York City. (Credit: Noam Galai/Getty Images)

    Rapper A$AP Rocky Returns to the Stage in Anaheim Following Release from Custody in Sweden

    Rapper A$AP Rocky held his first concert Sunday since being released from custody in Sweden, where he was accused of assault following a confrontation on the street. He was the headlining act at the Real Street Festival at the Honda Center in Anaheim on Sunday. Carlos Saucedo reports for the KTLA 5 News on Aug. 11, 2019.

  • Protestors holding up signs and carrying the Baby Trump balloon are seen in Dayton, Ohio, on Aug. 7, 2019, ahead of Trump's visit in the wake of a mass shooting there that killed nine people. (Credit: CNN)

    Trump Faces Protests as He Visits Dayton, El Paso After Mass Shootings

    Aiming to play the traditional role of healer during national tragedy, President Donald Trump paid visits Wednesday to cities reeling from mass shootings that left 31 dead and dozens more wounded. But his divisive words preceded him, large protests greeted him and biting political attacks soon followed. The president and first lady Melania Trump flew to El Paso late in the day after visiting the Dayton, Ohio, hospital where many of the victims of Sunday’s attack in that city were treated. For […]

  • El Paso, Texas, Police and FBI continue to investigate the crime scene of the Cielo Vista Mall Walmart shootingon August 6, 2019. (Credit: MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Police Say El Paso Shooting Suspect Had ‘Stone Cold Look,’ Showed No Remorse

    The man who authorities say opened fire at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, had a ”stone cold look” when he surrendered, a police official who came face-to-face with him told CNN. “It was a look I’d never seen before, and I’ve been on this force for 31 years,” the official said. “I’ve seen murderers, robbers, nothing like this.” Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas, has been charged with capital murder in the mass shooting that left 22 people dead and more […]

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