For 15 years I’ve been lucky enough to tell people’s stories. They allow me into their homes in the worst and best moments and trust me to share those life changing moments.
Those opportunities have shaped me both personally and professionally.
I am honored to continue this journey in the Tampa Bay area as an anchor and reporter for 10 Tampa Bay Nightside.
Hi I’m Carolina Leid. Yes I roll the “R” like any proud Latina. And yes, I’m fluent in Spanish because that’s all we spoke at home. My mom is from the Dominican Republic and my dad is from Grenada. But if you ask them they’ll tell you they are proud American citizens.
For nearly a decade I worked for WABC-TV in New York City. Boy did I pound the pavement there. I was fortunate enough to taken the lead on major stories of national interest, including missing jogger Karina Vetrano, the Sandy Hook school murders, and the 2016 Presidential election.
Prior to joining the Eyewitness New team, I was a lead reporter and anchor for WEWS-TV in Cleveland, Ohio. Our team earned an Emmy! There, I learned about true sports fans watching them sit in a frigid stadium until the bitter end even when their team wasn’t doing well. Now that’s commitment.
I’m no stranger to Florida. I’m from Miami. I also worked in Orlando and Gainesville.
I’m a proud graduate of the Newhouse School at Syracuse University. Go ‘Cuse!
My husband James is from Ireland (Brogue and all).
Our children Adriana (yes we roll the “R”) and Tomás love the outdoors. We have traded in our sleds for bicycles. Our dog Nemo is a lab mix so of course he loves the water.
I want to know more about you - so let’s chat… good, bad or ugly.
Carolina Leid is an anchor at 10 Tampa Bay in St. Petersburg, Florida. She is a graduate of Syracuse University. She holds a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism from the prestigious Newhouse School. Carolina is a member of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association of Black Journalists. The Emmy award winning journalist previously worked for WABC in New York, NY, as a bilingual reporter and fill-in anchor. She also worked for WEWS in Cleveland, Ohio as a reporter and fill-in anchor. Carolina worked as a reporter for CFN-13 in Orlando, Florida and WCJB in Gainesville, Florida. Carolina is fluent in Spanish. She loves going to the beach with her two young children. Carolina also enjoys beating her husband on the golf course.
Email Carolina at CLeid@wtsp.com or contact her on social media.