Gloria Rodríguez | ABC7 KGO News Team
I am thrilled to be back in my home state of California!

I'm originally from Palm Springs and just came from our sister station in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Before working in Raleigh, I anchored and reported for my hometown station in Palm Springs and reported in Fayetteville, Arkansas prior to that.

I taught media courses at a community college in the Coachella Valley and ran a scholarship organization for low-income, Mexican-American students.

I attended USC, where I covered the football and basketball teams for the Daily Trojan. Of course, I root for the USC Trojan football team. And the Dodgers, too! I received my Master's degree in broadcast journalism from the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism.

During my time in college, I served internships at The New York Times, The Boston Globe and St. Paul Pioneer Press.

I feel passionate about telling people's stories and highlighting important issues.

In my spare time, I enjoy hiking with my husband and rescue Shih Tzu-poodle mix, Bubba, spending time with family, and trying out new restaurants. Feel free to send me your suggestions for the Bay Area!

My parents immigrated to the United States from Mexico and taught my siblings and me to strive for the American Dream.

I feel I am living my dream reporting on important stories in the Bay Area.

Gloria's Stories
Film premiering at SF Film Festival documents Huey Newton's monumental trial in Oakland
"It was really monumental in the process of minimizing racism in the jury selection process... so it, in a way, the trial put racism itself on the stand. And that had never happened before."
Oakland Police Chief after violent weekend: 'Far too many people have been let out of custody'
"This has become a revolving door with officers working every day to make the city safe only to find individuals coming right back onto the streets the next day. This emboldens people. It says to people there is no accountability. I can commit these crimes and don't have to worry about being prosecuted."
San Francisco Giants celebrate opening day with a win at Oracle Park
The Giants were able to pull out a win on Opening Day at home while the A's fell to the Phillies in Philadephia.
Bay Area commute gears back up as employees return to offices
Are you returning to your office soon after working from home during the pandemic? Here's what you have to know about your commute:
Oscars 2022: Cupertino-based 'CODA' goes 3 for 3, including best picture
"CODA," an original film by Apple and based in Cupertino, had a perfect record at The Oscars, bringing home awards for all 3 categories in which it was nominated.
Proof of COVID-19 vaccine still needed? San Francisco restaurants respond to new survey
With the city's eased vaccine requirements, how many restaurants are still asking for it on their own? A new survey gives a hint.
Immersive Frida Kahlo exhibit opens in San Francisco
"She's not just revolutionary. She represents so many social issues, social questions that we all are as a society, that we're plowing through right now. And she is a phenomenal artist."
Dorktales Storytime podcast offers classic tales to raise awareness about autism
A San Mateo County podcast creator is helping others to embrace their specific challenges with an exciting twist.
San Francisco's new floating fire station is 1st in western hemisphere
The design makes it resistant to earthquakes, king tides and rising sea levels.
Oscar-nominated documentary 'The Queen of Basketball' coming to Bay Area
An Oscar-nominated documentary executive produced by Shaquille O'Neal is screening in the Bay Area this weekend.