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
Prop 22: CA Supreme Court hears case on law classifying app-based drivers as contractors
Justices will hear arguments on whether Proposition 22 is constitutional, which could impact California's gig economy and could change how companies like Uber and Lyft operate.
After long debate, Half Moon Bay approves farmworker housing project backed by Gov. Newsom
After a Half Moon Bay city planning meeting stretched late into the night, a project backed by Gov. Newsom to build more housing for farmworkers is moving forward.
Pro-Palestinian protesters threaten to shut down Google developers conference in Mountain View
Google's biggest developer conference of the year is now underway. Anti-war demonstrators are promising to disrupt the event to stop a billion dollar AI contract the company has with the Israeli government.
Here's a look at new Oakland Police Chief Floyd Mitchell's 1st day on the job
A new era: Chief Floyd Mitchell comes to Oakland at a time when the city finds itself with many concerns over public safety.
Bigger car unveiled for new micro transits system coming to East Contra Costa County
Latest model of a Glydways car will be part of a new transportation system connecting Pittsburg, Antioch, Brentwood and Oakley, with the aim of reducing traffic congestion.
Here's what supporters and opponents say about CA proposal that would regulate self-checkout
The bill would require grocery and pharmacy retailers to have a dedicated employee for every two self-checkout stations. If they don't, they'll have to close self-checkouts. Supporters and opponents weigh in.
Pro-Palestinian, labor rights rally in Bay Area amid May Day protests
Rallies in support of Palestinians and labor rights took place all around the Bay Area on Wednesday for May Day.
Friend of Berkeley native held hostage by Hamas feels 'relief' after newly released video
Hersh Goldberg-Polin is among the 129 hostages still believed to be in Gaza. Friends of the Berkeley native are reacting to a newly released video of him by Hamas.
How Bay Area prom dress recycling business is empowering students, helping environment
The owner of 'Say Yes to a Prom Dress' in San Mateo County collects prom dresses and gives them away to high school students at a try-on event, featuring hundreds of dresses and even jewelry.
Oakland First Fridays returns after months on financial hiatus, weather postponement
The event takes place on Telegraph Avenue between 22nd and 27th Streets in Oakland and sees about 30,000 people in attendance.