The newsroom at Channel 11 was told this afternoon that co-anchor Carlos Amezcua's last day was Friday. The word is that he's leaving to focus on his outside media company. “After more than five years on KTTV’s Fox 11 10 p.m. News, Carlos Amezcua has decided to step down from the news desk to expand his own media and technology company, 'Carlos Media Corp.' here in Los Angeles," VP and general manager Kevin Hale said in a statement posted on TV Spy. “Having won over 10 Emmy’s throughout his career, Amezcua has made many contributions to this community, as well our newsroom. We wish him continued success in building his own media and technology firm.” His entry has not yet been atomized from the Fox 11 website.
It was pretty big news when Amezcua jumped to Channel 11 from KTLA 5 back in 2007 — with a little jab at what Channel 5 had become since the death of longtime anchor Hal Fishman. As for KTTV, the station is still without a news director since the abrupt October exit of Kingsley Smith.
Photo of Amezcua and co-anchor Christine Devine on Twitter last week