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
  • Michael Gargiulo listens during closing statements in his capital murder trial in Los Angeles Superior Court on Aug. 6, 2019. (Credit: LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

    Jury Recommends Death Sentence for ‘Hollywood Ripper,’ Who Murdered 2 Women and Attempted to Kill 3rd in Their SoCal Homes

    The Latest on a jury’s sentencing recommendation for a man dubbed “The Boy Next Door Killer” in California. (all times local): 1:50 p.m. A Los Angeles jury has recommended the death sentence for a man dubbed “The Boy Next Door Killer.” One victim of 43-year-old Michael Gargiulo was killed on a night in 2001 when she had plans with actor Ashton Kutcher, who testified at the trial. The jury reached its decision Friday after finding Gargiulo guilty of two murders […]

  • A CHP officer was down in Granada Hills after an apparent crash on Oct. 17, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    CHP Officer Injured During Pursuit in West San Fernando Valley; 2 in Custody

    A California Highway Patrol motorcycle officer was injured during a pursuit in the west San Fernando Valley Thursday and two people are in custody following an extensive search. About 1:25 p.m, the California Highway Patrol initiated a pursuit with a man wanted for assaulting one of their officers with a deadly weapon. The driver stopped, got out of the vehicle he was driving and jumped over a fence into an apartment complex along the 9400 block of Baird Road in […]

  • Thousands of people celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day in Los Angeles on Oct. 13, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    L.A. Celebrates Indigenous Peoples’ Day

    Hundreds of people gathered in Grand Park Sunday to celebrate Native American culture and history as Los Angeles held its second Indigenous Peoples’ Day celebration. In addition to entertainment, culture, food and fun, the event is meant to serve as a call to state and federal lawmakers to replace Columbus Day with Indigenous Peoples’ Day. The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted last year to establish the second Monday in October as Indigenous Peoples’ Day in the county, along […]

  • A firefighting helicopter works the Saddleridge Fire as smoke blows over homes on Oct. 11, 2019 near Porter Ranch. (Credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

    8,000-Acre Saddleridge Fire Is 33% Contained as Winds Weaken in San Fernando Valley

    Firefighters battling the massive Saddleridge Fire that exploded in the San Fernando Valley on Thursday and forced the evacuation of thousands of homes made progress overnight with the weakening of the Santa Ana winds. The size of the blaze grew slightly to just under 8,000 acres, or 12.5 square miles, and was 33% contained, fire officials announced Saturday evening. #SaddleRidgefire; 10/12/19 PM Update; 7965 acres 33% contained. All evacuations have been lifted. #LAFD #LACoFD #ANF #LAPD #LASD Details: […]

  • The Granada Hills Recreation Center was filled to capacity with Saddleridge Fire evacuees on Oct. 11, 2019. (Credit: KTLA)

    ‘There’s Fire All Around,’ Saddleridge Fire Evacuees Fill Shelters to Capacity

    Shelters are being filled to capacity with evacuees from the 4,700-acre Saddleridge Fire burning in the Porter Ranch area Friday morning. The fire prompted officials to issue mandatory evacuation orders for 12,700 homes, leaving residents scrambling for a place to go. A shelter at the Granada Hills Recreation Center, another at the Sylmar Recreation Center, and a third shelter at Mason Park had to stop taking evacuees because they were too full Friday morning, officials said. Sherry from Porter Ranch […]

  • Southern California Edison power lines are seen in this undated photo. (Credit: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)

    Nearly 170K SoCal Edison Customers, Including in L.A. County, Could Lose Power in Wildfire Prevention Effort

    As forecast of Santa Ana winds drew near, Southern California Edison expanded its power shutoff watch to more than 168,000 customers across the region. As of Tuesday evening, the utility said it could cut electricity in the following communities in an effort to avert wildfires (see SoCal Edison’s website for maps and the latest updates): Los Angeles County (about 49,439 customers) Lancaster Palmdale La Cañada Flintridge Malibu Pasadena Chatsworth San Fernando Santa Clarita Unincorporated areas including Acton, Agua Dulce, Boiling […]

  • Fontana police on Oct. 7, 2019 released still images from surveillance video of an attempted sexual assault that occurred the previous month.

    ‘Brazen Attack:’ Fontana Police Seek Man Who Tried to Sexually Assault 61-Year-Old Woman

    Authorities in Fontana are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man who allegedly tried to sexually assault a 61-year-old woman last month. The incident occurred about 11:40 a.m. Sept. 16 along the Pacific Electric Trail between Oleander and Cypress avenues. The victim was waking alone on the trail when a man walked up behind her and pulled her to the ground “attempting to sexually assault her,” Fontana police said in a news release. The victim was able to […]

  • Cody Bellinger #35 of the Los Angeles Dodgers flies out for the third out of the third inning of Game 3 of the NLDS against the Washington Nationals at Nationals Park on October 06, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Credit: Rob Carr/Getty Images)

    Dodgers Beat Nationals 10-4 in NLDS Game 3

    With all of that October experience, no wonder Justin Turner and the rest of the Los Angeles Dodgers managed to produce a postseason inning unlike any other: seven runs, all scored with two outs and two strikes. Turner’s three-run homer capped a startling and record-setting rally in the sixth as the Dodgers roughed up $140 million starter-turned-reliever Patrick Corbin and beat the Washington Nationals 10-4 on Sunday night to grab a 2-1 lead in their NL Division Series. Russell Martin and pinch-hitter Kiké Hernández […]

  • A series of explosions rocked an Oktoberfest gathering in Huntington Beach on Oct. 5, 2019. (Credit: Kyle Nelson)

    2 Firefighters, 2 Civilians Injured After Explosions Rock Oktoberfest Gathering in Huntington Beach

    Authorities responded en masse after electrical vault explosions  shook the Old World Oktoberfest celebration in Huntington Beach on Saturday night. Two firefighters and two civilians were treated for injuries initially described as minor, Huntington Beach Fire Department officials said. The incident was first reported as a transformer fire shortly after 8 p.m. at the celebration, centered at Center Avenue and Huntington Village Lane, according to Huntington Beach Fire Department Battalion Chief Jeff Lopez. While firefighters were investigating, the explosions occurred. […]

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