Ciara Encinas joined the ABC 10News team in December 2021 as a multimedia journalist.
Ciara joins ABC 10News after spending three and a half years reporting in her home state of Arizona, and she is beyond thrilled to call America’s Finest City home now.
She spent two years reporting along the southern border at KYMA in Yuma and El Centro. During her time there, she covered immigration and border security issues, presidential visits, city government issues, and even flew with The Blue Angels. Her work there led her to two Emmy wins.
She then spent a year and a half in Tucson at Scripps sister station KGUN 9. During her time there, she covered community issues like growing homeless crisis and how a TCE water contamination continues to impact Tucson families 40 years later.
Ciara is a proud graduate of the University of Arizona where she was the first in her family to graduate with a bachelor’s degree.
When she’s off the clock, Ciara is hiking the beautiful trails in San Diego, visiting coffee spots around town, and loving her pug, Fitz. She can’t wait to start visiting her family in Southern California and cheer on the Padres when baseball season rolls around.