Carmen Valencia

Carmen Valencia



Carmen Valencia is an Emmy and AP award winning journalist who joined KOLD News 13 in September 2020.

Carmen spent the last two years reporting in Yuma, Arizona where she dedicated her time covering immigration along the southern border like the humanitarian crisis. She loves covering underrepresented communities with a goal to create social change.

She is no stranger to our community. Carmen was born in Nogales, Arizona and was raised in Tucson. She is a proud Wildcat graduating from the University of Arizona with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and a minor is Spanish literature.

When Carmen is not out in the field telling stories - you can catch her out in nature with her furry best friend, Flor. Or eating carne asada tacos, or taking the next road trip adventure.

She truly has a passion for storytelling and believes storytellers are the bridge between two worlds.

Feel free to reach out to Carmen for any story ideas or to say hi. También habla español

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Recent Articles by Carmen

  Snapping a memory with Santa looks different this year due to COVID-19

  Gabriella Cázares-Kelly making history as first Indigenous woman to hold an elective office in Pima County

  Changes to U.S. Citizenship tests to challenge future applicants

  Tucson community organizer raises funds for family in Honduras after Hurricane Eta devastation

  2020 on track to be among the top three deadliest years for undocumented migrants crossing the Arizona-Mexico border

  Cuban immigrant describes conditions inside La Palma ICE facility

  Two Tucson Mexican restaurants facing two different realities

  The growing importance of the Latino vote in Arizona

WATCH: Pima Community College hosts artist for ice sculpture build

First responders remind residents to “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen!”

Chapman Automotive Group joins the 38th El Tour de Tucson

Southern Arizona American Red Crossers head out to western wildfires

Dig up some history with the Amerind Museum and the Arizona Memory Project

NASCAR Championship 2021 to be held at Phoenix Raceway