Carmen Valencia

Carmen Valencia

Reporter

Tucson

Carmen Valencia

KOLD reporter 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

  Mayor of Nogales demands the razor wire along the border to be cut down

  Asylum-seekers under MPP in Nogales are stilling having to wait to be processed

  New Arizona House bill could allow businesses to ignore mask mandates

Tucson nonprofit prepares for second surge of asylum-seekers

Saddlebrooke pharmacy vaccinates thousands of seniors in fight against COVID-19

  Republican Senator Lindsey Graham tours southern border, raises concern over new immigration policies

  Arizona’s Heart & Sol: TUSD Teacher receives well-deserved recognition

  Mayor Regina Romero: City prepares to help with asylum-seekers being released in Tucson

  Almost one year after travel restrictions, border businesses still adjusting to stay afloat

  Tucson family grieves loss of two loved ones who lost their battle with COVID-19

  TUSD experiencing devastating effects of coronavirus

  Arizona Attorney General files lawsuit against DHS immigration policy

  Tucson family pleads for public to help find son’s stolen puppy

  Arizona’s Heart and Sol: Tucson woman donates her kidney to little boy in dire need

  Construction worker for border project says no word on immediate pause following President Biden’s order

  Historic inauguration of President Joe Biden brings sigh of relief to Dreamers

  Tucson business trying to stay afloat a month into Pima County’s mandatory curfew

  Tucson officials concerned about distrust of COVID-19 vaccine among communities of color

  ARIZONA’S HEART & SOL: Woman helps provide meals to low-income families

  Pima County Health Department: A growing concern in suicide cases.

’We try to fill in that void’: Local nurse shares what it’s like inside a COVID-19 unit

  Arizona State Representative Andrés Cano shares experience battling COVID-19

  Tucson doctor weighs in on city’s mandatory curfew

  ‘Operation Deep Freeze’ underway for the Salvation Army

  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