Angelica Carrillo is an award-winning journalist who joined KOLD News 13 in April 2016. The desert southwest is home for Angelica, she was born in the border town of Douglas, Arizona and grew up a few hours from Tucson in Silver City, New Mexico.
Angelica wears many hats at KOLD, from breaking news in the live center to the anchor desk, reporting out in the field to weather forecasting - she’s always ready to help the team wherever she is needed.
Prior to KOLD, Angelica worked for several years in the Pacific Northwest. She got her start in TV news as a Multimedia Journalist on the southern Oregon coast at KCBY-TV in Coos Bay and later worked as the Weekend Anchor & Weather Forecaster for the CBS & NBC affiliates in Eugene. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication and a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of New Mexico. Initially on track to go to medical school, Angelica had a change of heart when she walked into her first newsroom at KOAT-TV in Albuquerque. She would go on to intern there for three years up until graduation day.
Angelica has been recognized for excellence in journalism winning several awards for her work traveling along both sides of the U.S./ Mexican border. Angelica reported from Tijuana, Mexico during the heart of the 2018 Migrant Caravans covering the immigration and humanitarian crisis that followed. Since then, she’s reported from different communities along the entire southern border.
Her extensive coverage of border issues has garnered several awards including the prestigious Regional Edward R. Murrow Award, two Rocky Mountain Regional Emmys and an award from the Associated Press for continuing coverage of her series: Crisis on the Border. In 2016, Angelica also earned a Northwest Regional Emmy Award for her contributing coverage of the tragic Umpqua Community College shooting in Oregon.
Angelica happy be back home and close to family in southern Arizona. When she’s not working, you can find her spending time with family, cooking, exploring new restaurants and breweries around town or playing with her adopted pup, Gustavo. Please reach out with any story ideas or just to say hello! Angélica también habla español.