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
  • Authorities investigate the scene of a fatal shooting in Alhambra on Jan. 24, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    2 Killed in Shooting at Alhambra Apartment Complex; Suspect in Custody

    Two people died and a suspect was in custody following a shooting at an Alhambra apartment complex late Friday, authorities said. Reports of gunfire just before 7:15 p.m. first drew police to the 400 block of North Second Avenue, between Grand Avenue and Alhambra Road, according to the Alhambra Police Department. Officers encountered two gunshot victims “down” inside an apartment, police said in a written statement. The officers attempted CPR, but both victims were pronounced dead at the scene. “As […]

  • At Least 50 Vehicles Vandalized Across Whittier in Apparent BB Gun Attack: Police

    At least 50 vehicles across Whittier were vandalized overnight, with windows apparently shattered with pellet or BB guns, authorities said Friday. The damage to vehicles stretched along Orange Drive between Pickering and Newlin avenues, and along a section of Greenleaf Avenue, Whittier Police Department Lt. Michael Przybyl said. Less than two miles away in an unincorporated area outside Whittier, three people were standing in a driveway in the 6100 block of Rockne Avenue when a person approached shortly before 10:40 […]

  • Sheriff's Department officials on Jan. 21, 2020 released a sketch of a man who they say assaulted a woman in Aliso Viejo the day before.

    Authorities Seek to ID Man Who Assaulted Woman Skateboarding in Aliso Viejo Park

    Orange County Sheriff’s officials are seeking to identify a man who assaulted a woman in an Aliso Viejo park Monday evening. The incident occurred about 6 p.m. while the 22-year-old victim was skateboarding at Woodfield Park. The woman said an unknown man tried to talk to her and “unexpectedly attacked her,” authorities indicated in a Facebook post as they released a sketch of the man. While the victim “fought and screamed,” the man threw her to the ground and dragged […]

  • A mountain lion is seen carrying a backpack in Whiting Ranch on Jan. 20, 2020. (Credit: Orange County Sheriff's Department)

    3-Year-Old Boy Attacked by Mountain Lion at Wilderness Park in Lake Forest; Lion Killed

    Authorities killed a mountain lion after it attacked and injured a 3-year-old boy who suffered “severe wounds” to the neck at Whiting Ranch Wilderness Park in Lake Forest on Monday afternoon, officials said. The young victim was hospitalized in stable condition following the attack, which was reported just after 4:15 p.m. at the park, according to Orange County Fire Authority Capt. Tony Bommarito. The lion grabbed the child by the neck during the attack, Bommarito said. Authorities evacuated the park […]

  • The Good Shepherd Bible Church in Whittier was destroyed in a fire on Oct. 31, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    Fundraiser Helps Rebuild Whittier Church Destroyed in Fire

    Hundreds of community members showed up in force Sunday to share a meal and raise funds to help rebuild a Whittier church that was destroyed in a fire last Halloween. The event was hosted at St. Paul High School in Santa Fe Springs and catered for free by the California Grill restaurant. While the structure that housed the Good Shepherd Bible Church, 6712 Washington Ave., was destroyed in the Oct. 31, blaze, the church itself, the congregation, is as strong […]

  • Members of staff of the Wuhan Hygiene Emergency Response Team conduct searches on the closed Huanan Seafood Wholesale Market in the city of Wuhan, in the Hubei Province, on January 11, 2020, where the Wuhan health commission said that the man who died from a respiratory illness had purchased goods. (Credit:Noel Calis/AFP/Getty Images via CNN)

    China’s Coronavirus Cases Likely Grossly Underestimated, Study Says

    The number of cases in an outbreak of a new strain of coronavirus in China is likely to have been grossly underestimated, according to a new study, which warns that human-to-human transmission of the mysterious virus may be possible. Authorities in China’s Wuhan city have confirmed 45 cases of the 2019 novel coronavirus, which is in the same family as the deadly severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) and Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), but so far appears to be less […]

  • Man seen pulling weapon from waistband and shooting into bar crowd on Jan. 4, 2020. (Credit: LAPD)

    Man Caught on Video Shooting Into Crowded Westlake Bar After Argument, Leaving 1 Injured

    Detectives are searching for a man accused of shooting a victim inside of a crowded Westlake bar earlier this month and have released video of the incident. The incident occurred about 12:50 a.m. on Jan. 4, when the victim of the shooting was at a bar located in the 2700 block of West Seventh Street in the Westlake neighborhood. The victim allegedly got into an argument with another patron, the Los Angeles Police Department said in a news release. The […]

  • Detective Amber Leist and fellow co-workers remembered at a vigil on Jan. 14, 2020. (Credit: KTLA)

    Family, Community Remembers Slain L.A. Sheriff’s Detective as ‘Protective’ and ‘Loyal’

    Friends and family gathered in Valley Village to remember Detective Amber Leist who died after helping a woman who had fallen down in the street on Sunday. Fellow colleagues and members of the community gathered to support Leist’s family as they remembered her protective and kind spirit Tuesday evening. Carlos Saucedo reports for KTLA 5 News on Jan. 14, 2020.

  • Daniel Leist, left, speaks to KTLA on Jan. 13, 2020, the day after his mother, Detective Amber Leist, was fatally struck in Valley Village. Amber Leist is seen in a photo released by the Sheriff's Department.

    She Was ‘a Hero,’ Son Says of Sheriff’s Detective Fatally Struck After Helping Pedestrian in Valley Village

    The son of a sheriff’s deputy who was killed by an oncoming car after she helped a senior citizen cross a Valley Village street said she died how she lived: as a hero. Daniel Laney spoke to KTLA Monday, the day after his mother, 41-year-old Detective Amber Joy Leist, was killed near the corner of Riverside Drive and Whitsett Avenue. The off-duty detective got out of her car to assist an older woman who fell while crossing the street with […]

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