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Carlos Diaz

13News Anchor - @CarlosWTHR
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Carlos Diaz joined the WTHR news team in August 2016 as a Sunrise reporter and was later named anchor of 13Sunrise in 2020. A Hoosier native, he's thrilled to be back home again in Indiana.

Carlos has spent more than 20 years in news, sports and entertainment. Throughout his award-winning career, Carlos has worked in all aspects of media including television, radio, print and the Internet.

In 2015, Carlos was honored to be inducted into the Nevada Broadcasters Hall of Fame.

Carlos got his start on National TV as a reporter for ESPN’s "SportsCenter" back in 1997, interviewing the sports elite including Michael Jordan, Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning. He later served as an anchor for the National Basketball Association's television network, NBA TV, as well as a features writer for NBA.com. While covering sports in New York City, Carlos also provided entertainment updates for E! Entertainment Television, as well as Fox News, TBS and MSNBC.

Carlos eventually moved from the Big Apple to Hollywood to serve as a correspondent for the entertainment news magazine “Extra,” a position he held for eight years. While in L.A., he also hosted the syndicated show “Celebrity Justice.”

During his tenure at "Extra," Carlos additionally hosted “The Daily Diaz,” a nationally syndicated radio report that features the latest updates on entertainment, news and sports. Carlos still hosts "The Daily Diaz" today.

Eventually, Carlos gave the deep South a try, moving from Hollywood to Atlanta to serve as sports anchor on HLN's "Morning Express with Robin Meade." In addition to anchoring sports segments on the popular morning show, Carlos also contributed and served as guest host on multiple shows across HLN and CNN. He started working for the cable news network in 2010.

Carlos started his TV career as a sports anchor and reporter for WSVN-TV in Miami, Florida. He began his broadcasting career as a radio sports director at WZPL-FM here in his hometown of Indianapolis way back in 1992. In 1996, Carlos won the prestigious Edward R. Murrow award for coverage of the Indianapolis Colts while working as a reporter for WNDE-AM.

Carlos graduated from Indiana University, and he hasn't forgotten his Hoosier roots, hosting Indianapolis' “Heartland Film Festival,” the “Indiana Children's Wish Fund” and a variety of Indy 500 events every year.

Carlos lives in Indianapolis with his wife Olga and their dog Charlie. They enjoy surfing, snowboarding, golfing, cooking and traveling the world. (Charlie's snowboarding skills are a tad suspect.)





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