I am Carina Dominguez from Tucson, Arizona. I am Mexican-American and a proud member of the Pascua Yaqui Tribe. I received my bachelor’s degree from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University in May 2015. This blog contains my journalism experience and the work I’ve produced.
I have worked in broadcast journalism for over 10 years. I have experience operating cameras during live broadcasts, reporting on-air and writing articles. I’ve worked for CBS Television Network, the PAC 12 Network, KOLD & KMSB and my articles have been published on CBSNews.com, The Arizona Republic, Billings Gazette to name a few. I light, shoot and edit my video packages.
As a national correspondent and producer, I helped launch the ICT Newscast on April 6, 2020. My first day at ICT was the same day the first newscast was posted online. The next week we were picked up by First Nations Experience (FNX), now we are aired internationally and continue to be picked up by local PBS affiliates. Initially I was the primary researcher, booker, producer and writer and we were broadcasting out of our homes. I would fill in as anchor or video editor at times. Now there’s a full team of producers and a new studio. Prior to that I was a content specialist at KOLD & KMSB, Tucson’s CBS & Fox affiliates, operating 4 cameras during live broadcasts. Previous to that, I was a closed captioning coordinator at CBS Television Network in New York. I was under the law department but I was embedded in newsrooms. I worked with many different departments and programs, including the news division, sports, special reports and master control. I was hired out of the Page Program. I was an intern at CBS News in the summer of 2015, where I fell in love with in-depth reporting and the investigative unit.
I want to inform people and shed light on issues that don’t always get coverage. I am passionate about what is represented in the media and how it’s portrayed but more importantly what is not. Indigenous communities have not only been underrepresented in the media but way too often we are misrepresented and that is something I want to change. My overall goal is to inspire people to think more critically about what’s going on in the world. I hope you enjoy the work I’ve produced.