Carina Corral is an award-winning journalist with more than 10 years experience in broadcast news. She joined KSEE 24 in January 2013 to co-anchor KSEE Sunrise every weekday from 5am-7am. She'll also be working on special reports for KSEE newscasts.
"I have a passion for story-telling. People trust me with their thoughts, opinions and life stories to portray them accurately and meaningfully and I take that responsibility to heart. It's also such a privilege to send people off each morning with the day's news and hopefully a smile or two!"
Before coming to the Central Valley, she anchored the morning show at the NBC affiliate on California's Central Coast where she was honored with five awards from prestigious news organizations.
She has been honored twice by the Associated Press with the Mark Twain Award for Best Live Coverage of a Breaking News Event for her wall-to-wall anchoring of two major events: a devastating fire near Santa Barbara, California in 2008 when more than 200 homes were destroyed and the Japan Tsunami when coastal residents were being evacuated from their homes in 2011.
She was honored with another Associated Press Mark Twain Award for a series of reports on children overcoming life threatening diseases. She has also been awarded three Golden Mike Awards by the Radio Television News Association for her reports on germs, valley fever and the investigation of a police chief.
Carina got her start in the news biz during college at San Diego State University where she earned a degree in Journalism. She also worked at the NBC affiliate in San Diego as a writer during college.
After graduation, it was time to head north to Eureka, California where she worked as an anchor, reporter, producer, editor, and photographer at the NBC affiliate.
She has lived near beaches her entire life, so living in the valley and near the mountains is a great, new adventure. "We love the outdoors! My husband and I are looking forward to camping, backpacking trips and hiking Half Dome," she said, adding they are also bracing themselves for their first, 100+ degree summer.
She, her husband, son and two Boxers are also thrilled to be closer to family who live in the valley.
If you see her out and about say hi! You can always email her, as well, with story ideas, email@example.com, or visit Carina Carina Corral on Facebook.