Carolina Cruz

Born in Colombia and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, this immigrant journalist thrives in new environments.  

As a young and driven reporter, Carolina instantly connected with the Rio Grande Valley community by attending local events and chatting with folks in their preferred language, whether it be Spanish or English. She not only brings news to viewers, but works to make it a point to get to know the people behind her stories. She understands the impact she has on a community and the responsibility she holds through her storytelling. 

Carolina graduated from Rockhurst University in Kansas City, MO with a double major and double minor- bachelor's degree in Mass Communication and Spanish Literature and Language, a minor in journalism and business administration. She joined CHANNEL 5 NEWS in September 2016. 

Her passionate and tenacious spirit earned her recognition for a piece she completed during her first month on the job. Carolina was awarded with an honorable mention in the 2017 Excellence in My Market-Lone Star Chapter, Investigative Report. 

Carolina is just a message away, reach out: (email, Twitter, Facebook)