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
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