Carel Lajara

Digital Anchor
Carel Lajara

Originally from Miami, Carel got her bachelor's degree in Journalism & Communications from the University of Florida. After graduating, she worked as a producer for WCJB TV20 in Gainesville, Fl before making her move to Denver where she worked as a producer for CBS4.

Carel is a first-generation Latina in the U.S., with parents from Nicaragua and Puerto Rico. An avid traveler, Carel has visited 18 countries and spent some time studying in Italy, Spain and France. She's also fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.

Having been a beach kid all her life, Carel never thought she'd enjoy living in a state where it snows but Colorado has stolen her heart and she is now committed to covering the stories that matter to you. She's traded in her beach towel for a snowboard, so when she's not chasing breaking news, catch her in the mountains shredding some powder-- or more likely falling on her face (but give her a break, she's still learning.)

Feel free to contact her with any story ideas or cool places to check out. Carel is eager to connect with her community as she continues to make Colorado her home.