Carina Dominguez

Carina Dominguez is a journalist from the Pascua Yaqui Tribe in Tucson, A.Z. She helped launch the first Indigenous newscast in the U.S. at Indian Country Today, where she was a national correspondent. Her work was aired semi-nationally on local PBS stations as well as in Canada and Australia. She reported across many of the 574 federally recognized tribes and many state-recognized tribes. While at ICT Carina attended the largest gathering of Indigenous leaders in the world and reported on environmental issues and human rights abuses from the United Nations Headquarters.

Before that, Carina worked in New York, N.Y. for nearly three years at CBS Television Network as a production assistant and closed captioning coordinator for Sunday Morning, Evening News Weekend Edition, and CBS This Morning. She was a part of the network’s internship and page programs before becoming a full-time staff member. While in the page program, she worked across many different departments – from business and law to entertainment, including The Late Show with Stephen Colbert. Before that, she was an intern in the investigative unit and helped producers cover the child sex abuse payouts made by Dennis Hastert, the former speaker of the House.

Carina graduated from the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication in 2015. She was a reporter for Cronkite News, the only university-based newsroom producing daily coverage of business and economic issues for more than 30 regional & national media outlets. She produced spot and enterprise news stories, covering business and economic issues throughout Arizona.

Carina is a proud mother and enjoys baking and hiking. Send news tips to

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