October 21st, 2008
11:08 PM ET


If you'd asked me my expectations when I started anchoring, I GUARANTEE you they never would've included this.  But I have to say it's extremely flattering (and a little surreal) to see my face on a pumpkin! 

If you'd like to send us an iReport of your own Halloween-themed carving or costume, click on this link.  And if you want to tell us about your Halloween plans, comment right here!

Carl Azuz, Anchor

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  1. Eduard

    That was awesome!!!!! I might do that too.

    October 22, 2008 at 12:14 am |
  2. Joanne

    I think it is very creative to put the all-time 'celebrity' on a pumpkin.
    Your on your way to fame Carl.

    October 22, 2008 at 12:16 am |
  3. Ly

    I like the those pumpkins! I wish I could make some for you. 🙂
    And, in fact, I've never been in a Halloween before. So I have no idea how to prepare it. This will be my first time.
    I think I should see the others' comments and... hm... imitate them.
    Have a good Halloween day!

    October 22, 2008 at 2:05 am |
  4. Joyce

    I think the pumpkins are really well carved...so amazing!!!
    i'm going to be HannahMontana on Halloween
    i think im quite old for costumes but this is the only one
    i just wear the wig
    our family is going to carve jackolanterns and im going to a party
    oh! and the most important:trick or treating
    tomorrow's my birthday..... so we're gonna reuse some of the decorations
    is this comment too long???

    October 22, 2008 at 2:41 am |
  5. Alice

    Wow that's really special,especially with the lights on. 😀
    We don't really celebrate Halloween here...
    except for some stores.

    October 22, 2008 at 7:52 am |
  6. becca

    you make boring news fun!!!!! I look forward to your puns every morning!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 22, 2008 at 8:25 am |
  7. Corbin

    I am going to be Uncle Sam for halloween. It would be nice if they had an Uncle Sam head!!!

    October 22, 2008 at 9:11 am |
  8. Emily

    I am not good at this, but I really want to try one. The figure on the pumpkin was amazing. I like that!

    October 22, 2008 at 9:24 am |
  9. Jo

    I think that was very funny.

    October 22, 2008 at 9:38 am |
  10. Destiny

    thats was a nice pumpkin thats good people are that creative and they should take there art to a diffrent level

    October 22, 2008 at 12:19 pm |
  11. Mike

    Im bringing my little cousins trick-or-treating...funn

    October 22, 2008 at 12:20 pm |
  12. Kyle

    that was nothing, my class is carving all the presidents faces, now that is alot of pumpkins...just you wait carl!

    October 22, 2008 at 12:22 pm |
  13. Sara

    I love Halloween. This year we have a rival football game against the other high school in our district. I think that it will be exciting. Over the weekend I am having a party with my friends. I love CNN student news and in Mrs. Ross’ class, we watch it everyday. I enjoy your puns no matter what anybody says!! 😀

    October 22, 2008 at 12:23 pm |
  14. Alex

    im going to scare people at my door then give them lots of candy

    October 22, 2008 at 12:24 pm |
  15. Kashina

    And like Kyle said. Just you wait!

    October 22, 2008 at 12:26 pm |
  16. nick

    I’m going trick-or-treating with some friends. Also that pumpkin was really good.

    October 22, 2008 at 12:29 pm |
  17. Matthew

    Im going as a Magician and I'm going with my mom and a family friend for Halloween. She's being a belly dancer... weird... Not as weird as the bunny on my hat though! (^_^)

    October 22, 2008 at 1:08 pm |
  18. Josh

    i am going to take my son trick-or-treating when i get off of work and he is going to be a lil seahawk football player.

    October 22, 2008 at 1:30 pm |
  19. Brianne

    I wanted to go trick or treating, but my friends say they don't do that anymore since we are almost adults, but I would still LOVE to go trick or treating!!! It brings me back to the good ol days with cavities and stomache aches 🙂

    October 22, 2008 at 1:31 pm |
  20. Jessica

    That's awesome that someone carved your face onto a pumpkin, Carl!

    I'm going to be the Wicked Witch of the West for Halloween this year, and I'm going to be having a small Halloween slumber party at my house with some of my friends.

    October 22, 2008 at 1:31 pm |
  21. Alex

    I think that’s a pretty cool idea that someone would think of doing that, people can get pretty creative and that is someone.

    October 22, 2008 at 1:33 pm |
  22. CJ

    For Halloween I am cheering at our final football game against our rival team. After the game I am going to go home and light my pumpkins that my friends and I carved at a pumpkin carving party, and then I am going to go trick or treating as Santa.

    October 22, 2008 at 1:42 pm |
  23. Emily

    Me and my friends are in a battle over if Mcain or Obama is better or who believes in bad stuf,now i know thats all opion but can you tell me what they stand for.

    October 22, 2008 at 2:32 pm |
  24. Janelle

    carl, i would carve your face into a pumpkin any day! Your amazing.

    October 22, 2008 at 3:45 pm |
  25. michelle

    for halloween i'm going to be a bat and my sister and i are carving a pumpkin which is cool but i might try to carve my face into a pumpkin because it looked really cool

    October 22, 2008 at 6:10 pm |
  26. michelle

    oh yeah and you are super cool:()

    October 22, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  27. Moe

    That is pretty cool. I wish I could do that. My Social Studes class loves waching cnn student news.

    October 22, 2008 at 6:16 pm |
  28. Corbin

    We have a block party at our street EVERY year. It is fun

    October 22, 2008 at 6:18 pm |
  29. Trilby

    that is so cool Carl, that you are on a pumpkin i want to be on one!

    October 22, 2008 at 7:00 pm |
  30. Abbie

    So cool!!! Carving your face into a pumpkin was GENIUS!!!

    October 22, 2008 at 8:11 pm |
  31. Ashley

    That was pretty awesome! Whoever made that pumpkin is the envy of my geography class. or at least the envy of me. 😛

    October 22, 2008 at 11:45 pm |
  32. D@nielle


    October 23, 2008 at 1:24 am |
  33. Lindy

    i love cnnstudentnews its so interesting
    our class is carving candidate faces on pumpkins
    amazing pumpkin!
    i will try that out too

    October 23, 2008 at 3:14 am |
  34. Andrea

    Pumpkins rule. I enjoyed the creativity in the carving of this one.
    Go Carl!

    October 23, 2008 at 11:09 am |
  35. Nathanael

    I love watching CNN Student News.

    October 23, 2008 at 2:01 pm |
  36. Mr. Byers

    That pumpkin head was awsome.

    October 23, 2008 at 2:03 pm |
  37. Sarah

    I am going to a halloween party, on Halloween night, and going trick or treating with my boyfriend. I am being a bloody soccer player. I have been "goody goody two shoes" ever since I was like one. So, this year, I have desided to do something bad for once in my life. I wonder what my boyfriend is wearing! Wish me luck, I have to go withh his friends also. AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    October 23, 2008 at 3:34 pm |
  38. Molly

    That was really awesome. Whoever did that has MAD SKILLS YO!!!!!!!!

    October 23, 2008 at 4:01 pm |
  39. anthony

    maby i should make a master ceif pumpken would that be cool

    October 23, 2008 at 10:04 pm |
  40. Tiffany

    That pumpkin sure looks good!

    October 24, 2008 at 8:10 am |
  41. Aidan

    u shudnt hurt punkins... they cud hurt u back!

    October 24, 2008 at 10:10 am |
  42. Abby

    Those pumpkins were really funny. Good job, whoever carved it! Well done!

    October 24, 2008 at 10:11 am |
  43. alec

    i wish i had a pumpkin launcher

    October 24, 2008 at 10:13 am |
  44. Eliza

    😀 I think that sounds like fun!!!!! 😀 I wish I could do something like that
    !!!!!! 😀

    October 24, 2008 at 10:13 am |
  45. Eliza

    Cool!!!!! That sounds like fun!!!!!!! :p

    October 24, 2008 at 10:14 am |
  46. Amanda

    It rocks

    October 24, 2008 at 10:18 am |
  47. Emmett

    I think that they carved those pumpkins really good I liked the last one the most.

    October 24, 2008 at 10:19 am |
  48. Nick

    If you ask me it would be very sweet to have my face on a pumpkin. I think if this happened it would be cool.

    October 24, 2008 at 10:20 am |
  49. Jordan

    The pumpkin that had Carl Azuz's face on it was awesome. Who ever did that must have been really talented. Anyways for Halloween I might pass out candy or go tricker treating with some friends. I am not sure yet.

    October 24, 2008 at 10:21 am |
  50. Devon

    That was pretty sweet I liked it. i love pumpkin carving, this is the first time I did it in like 2 years I loved it! Who ever made that nice skills.

    October 24, 2008 at 10:34 am |
  51. Joe;-)

    I think this is cool but a little creepy

    October 24, 2008 at 1:28 pm |
  52. Jordan

    i think that would be the best job in the world....

    October 24, 2008 at 1:31 pm |
  53. Mandy

    i say it's really cool that there are talented people that can carve umpkins so well! if i could, i'd make a face carving for all my friends 🙂

    October 24, 2008 at 6:47 pm |
  54. Trey

    that is cool

    October 24, 2008 at 7:22 pm |
  55. megan

    I think it is artistic and creative. I think everybody should be as creative as these kids.

    October 24, 2008 at 7:53 pm |
  56. Chloe

    Apparently somebody's a little obsessed! Maybe you have a secret admirer...

    October 24, 2008 at 8:44 pm |
  57. Alexis

    That pumkin is AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I wish someone would carve a pumkin of my head like they did Carl Azuz's. I envy him!!!!!!!!!! I envy whoever did this. They are SOOOOOO talented, I WISH I had their skills. They have mad pumkin carving skills!!!!!!

    October 24, 2008 at 9:17 pm |
  58. Jake

    That was sweet i might carve my pumpkin like it

    October 25, 2008 at 7:42 am |
  59. Maegan

    When I saw that I litterally blew up!! my whloe class was watching that. We were cracking up. It looked exactly like Carl Azuz. Sorry if I spelt your name wrong Carl!!

    October 25, 2008 at 9:51 am |
  60. paul

    i think its kinda funny and kinda scarry for you

    October 25, 2008 at 9:57 am |
  61. zach

    that is weird on so many levels.

    October 25, 2008 at 3:00 pm |
  62. Destiny

    I thought it was hilarious to see your face on a pumpkin.
    They looked just like you too.
    i hope to see other peoples carvings.

    October 25, 2008 at 4:28 pm |
  63. Kaitlyn

    thats really awesome.....my dad is an awesome artist and he has some amazing pumkin carvings every year...they are sooooooo detailed its amazing...i usually just do the simple jack-o-lantern face 🙂

    October 25, 2008 at 5:48 pm |
  64. Sven

    Why in the world would u want to make a pumpkin in the form of Carl Azuz. I mean, ur a great guy, but thats crazy. Oh well. Whatever floats your boat.

    October 26, 2008 at 9:23 am |
  65. Angelina

    My plans for Halloween are like anyother.. go out and get candy! but like every year my siblings and i have a contest for the best pumkin face. This year for mine i did a cat on one side and a "VOTE MCCAIN" logo on the other.. I was trying to put it up to show everyone but i jusy couldnt find the link.

    October 26, 2008 at 3:49 pm |
  66. Thomas

    I saw that pumpkin of Carl and I did the exact same thing and i am going to put in on my front porch on Halloween and say Carl Azuz is my idol.

    October 26, 2008 at 5:38 pm |
  67. Thomas

    My Halloween plans are pretty cool. I'm going to a halloween party as a glow in the dark mime. Not tricker treating anymore. I got too old for that.

    October 26, 2008 at 5:40 pm |
  68. Karly

    I think the person who carved it was really talented but not like me ha ha

    October 27, 2008 at 9:17 am |
  69. Peyton

    For Halloween I'm going to go trick or treating with my best friend in the whole wide world, Maggi. We are going to have so much fun!!! I'm going to be the Flash and it is the coolest costume ever created!!! We are going to get so much candy and eat it ALL!

    October 27, 2008 at 9:20 am |
  70. chelsea

    i think that this is a cool idea but i dont think that i am going to be putting on any faces this year. i am going to be working and having a childerns party!!! go me i am just so cool!!

    October 27, 2008 at 9:32 am |
  71. Brooks

    i thought that it was really cool. i wonder where they got the talent! im being Bill Clinton for halloween!

    October 27, 2008 at 10:42 am |
  72. Cruzz

    Hey last year i carves carrie underwood into a pumpkin, or actleast i tries, it didn't turn out very good. But i tried and thats all that matters right!!

    October 27, 2008 at 2:21 pm |
  73. Laura

    I think that Halloween is one the important holidays we have in the United States of America. Halloween was an originally known as All Hallows Eve. Over in England when you go trick or treating they would give you money from what my mom told me. I think it would be cool on Halloween to scary people by lay in a coffin with the candy at my feet. But I am going as a NCIS Special Agent.

    October 27, 2008 at 2:36 pm |
  74. Benjamin


    October 28, 2008 at 1:21 pm |
  75. Michael

    That would be funny

    October 28, 2008 at 3:20 pm |
  76. Derrick

    who ever did that is very talented but that was so cool

    October 28, 2008 at 6:17 pm |
  77. Jordan

    i would totally love to see me and my friends faces carved on a pupkin lol

    October 29, 2008 at 6:11 pm |
  78. Anna

    I love the video of you dancing!!!

    October 29, 2008 at 7:30 pm |
  79. Anonymous

    i say it’s really cool that there are talented people that can carve pumpkins so well! if i could, i’d make a face carving for all my friends

    October 30, 2008 at 9:03 am |
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    October 30, 2008 at 10:04 am |
  81. addy

    I thought the carving was AWSOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I want one!!!!!!!!!

    October 30, 2008 at 10:11 pm |
  82. S!zZaM

    My friend and I went as salt and pepper; it was fun.

    October 31, 2008 at 12:18 pm |
  83. barbara

    i agree with the majority of the comments other people left.
    it is reallly a good talent to carve a pumpkin with carl's face : )
    this year, i dressed up like you, (carl) and i went trick-or-treating with a whole group of friends. they enjoyed my costume and when i went to houses to get some candy, some people recognized the costume and giggled, but then again some people didnt have a clue who i was, they have to start watching CNNstudentnews : )

    next year, ill be sure to remember to take pumpkin-carving classes and carve you, carl on my pumpkins! welll, hope you had a fun halloween.
    &i know someone who keeps all of your catching sayings that you announce at the end of each show in the back of his CNNstudentnews notebook. he wants to be just like you!

    bye CARL!!

    November 1, 2008 at 3:38 pm |
  84. Paige

    That is very creepy having your face on a pumpkin , but also very cool!

    November 3, 2008 at 11:51 am |
  85. John

    I will take pumpmin – carving.

    November 4, 2008 at 1:24 pm |