Carmen joins the FOX 10 team from Louisiana. The New Orleans native earned her communications degree from the University of Louisiana Monroe while minoring in Spanish.
While at ULM, Blackwell’s broadcasting work was recognized by the Southeast Journalism Conference and the College Media Association Convention.
Before moving to the Valley of the Sun, Carmen was the Weekday Morning Anchor at KALB (NBC) in Alexandria, Louisiana.
When she’s not working, Carmen enjoys traveling, sports, fashion and Cajun cuisine.
FOX 10's Carmen Blackwell is getting a look at the new giant floral art exhibition at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. Learn more here: https://dbg.org/exhibits/waterlily-pond-exhibit/2021-01-21/
The city of Glendale is holding a blood drive at the Glendale Civic Center until 6 p.m. on Jan. 20.
Mesa police say officers were conducting a traffic stop just before 2 a.m. near Second Street and Mesa Drive when they heard a gunshot.
A summer camper-turned-volunteer with the Phoenix Herpetological Society is raising money to help build enclosures to keep rescued tortoises warm during cold nights.
Police say when officers caught up to the suspect near the Arizona Grand Resort, he was armed with a gun. During a struggle over the gun, 23-year-old Antonio Carbajal was shot by police.
Now that the holiday season has come to an end, St. Mary's Food Bank has seen a decline in volunteers. Now, they're looking for more people to help them serve families in need.
It's a big step forward in the fight against COVID-19 as a 24/7 vaccination site will open at State Farm Stadium on Jan. 11.
Volunteers from Feed the Children and Homeless Engagement and Lift Partnership are helping to provide more than 350 children in the greater Phoenix area with food and personal care items. Online: https://homelessliftpartnership.com and https://www.feedthechildren.org
Pinal County has been vaccinating the 1B category since the end of December, meaning some teachers have already received their shots. FOX 10's Carmen Blackwell caught up with a teacher at Combs High School about his experience.
Even as school districts in the East Valley opt to return to virtual learning due to the recent surge in COVID-19 cases, some schools in the West Valley are still open for in-person learning, if the parents opt for it.