Carlos Granda holds a Bachelor's degree in Mass Communications and Broadcast Journalism from the University of South Florida. He became interested in journalism after watching Walter Cronkite on the news. When he was a child, Carlos Granda was impressed by how articulate and poised Walter Cronkite was.
Moving to Miami-based WLTV-TV in 1985, Granda covered a number of major events, including 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 1990, Granda moved to New-York based WABC-TV to work as a general assignment reporter and fill-in anchor for "Eyewitness News this Morning".
His next move was to New-York based WNBC-TV in late 1993 as its New Jersey correspondent.
At KABC, Granda has covered some of the biggest stories in Southern California. He has reported on the 2000 Democratic and Republican Conventions, Election Day in Austin Texas, Elian Gonzalez's deportation and The World Trade Center Attack, and several stories about the Al Qaeda prisoners at the Guantanamo Naval Base in Cuba.
Granda has been nominated for five Emmy awards. He won an Emmy for his series on the homeless called "My Home is the Street".