When Carlos Amezcua left KTTV's Fox 11 in December, the station said the longtime TV news anchor was leaving to focus on his production company. Well, he has surfaced as the afternoon host on the new radio home in Southern California for Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and Glenn Beck. KEIB, which has taken over the AM 1150 spot that used to house the progressive talk station KTLK, is branded as The Patriot. Amezcua will do the 3 to 6 p.m. shift, coming on right after Hannity.
Here's how the Patriot's website flacks it:
Carlos Amezcua is a Southern California native, born in San Diego, and as I'm sure you know, has been a prominent Southern California news anchor for many years.
Most recently, Carlos co-anchored the KTTV FOX 11 newscast that he joined in September 2007. Before KTTV FOX 11, Carlos was very well known as anchor of the KTLA Morning Show where he worked from 1991 to 2007. He has also been a reporter in San Diego, Denver and Portland and a network correspondent for CBS News, "NBC Nightly News," CNN and HBO’s "America Undercover."
Carlos has been the recipient of numerous awards including 18 Emmys for his journalistic efforts covering stories such as the Northridge Earthquake, the Malibu Fires, and the McDonald's Massacre in San Diego, among others. In addition to his work in news, Carlos created and produced the critically acclaimed "Comedy Compadres," the first all-Latino stand up comedy program in Los Angeles that aired on KTLA. In his spare time, Carlos loves spending time with his new bride, Sharon, and enjoys oil painting, golfing, surfing, skiing, watching hockey games. He is a big San Diego Chargers fan and is active on social media.
Twitter photo of Amezcua with Fox 11 co-anchor Christine Devine.