Carlos holds a Bachelors degree in Mass Communications and Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Florida.
He began his career at WINK in Fort Myers, Florida. He started out as an associate producer writing scripts, but eventually became a full-time reporter. In 1985, Carlos was hired by WLTV in Miami, where he worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor. While at the station he traveled extensively, covering Queen Elizabeth's visit to the Bahamas, the Statue of Liberty Centennial in New York, and the crash of a Delta plane in Dallas. In 1987, Carlos moved to WPLG in Miami. There he covered Central American issues. He went to Panama during the overthrow of General Manuel Noriega and visited Cuba for a series on the Guantanamo Naval base.
Carlos moved to New York in 1990 to work for WABC. There he was a fill-in anchor for Eyewitness News this Morning. He was the first reporter on scene and on the air during the World Trade Center bombing. He also covered Hurricane Andrew as it hit Miami and New Orleans. In 1993, Carlos was hired by WNBC in New York to be its New Jersey correspondent. Carlos then returned to Miami in 1995, where he became an anchor at WFOR, the CBS affiliate. He joined ABC7 in 1998.
Carlos has been nominated for five Emmy awards and won an Emmy for his series on the homeless called, "My Home is the Street."
ABC7 Broadcast Center
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