Erika Carrillo does something that's oddly rare in local TV circles: She covers city politics closely. A lot of folks in the TV world are known for being wooden, gullible stooges willing to report whatever the hell some local police department or mayor's office wants. Not Carrillo. When politicians see the Univision reporter approaching, they know they're in for a grilling: Carrillo recently cornered Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez on-camera and asked him why he flew to China for "research" alongside a bunch of lobbyists and consultants who certainly seemed like they didn't belong. Carrillo's reporting has also had serious impact over the years: In 2016, she caught then-Miami-Dade Commissioner Juan Zapata using public money to pay for his Harvard tuition. And last November, the City of Sweetwater presented her with an award to honor a police-corruption series she authored that wound up getting a few cops arrested. There's a reason Erika Carrillo has won eight Emmy Awards.