Gloria Rodríguez - reporter at ABC11 WTVD
Gloria Rodríguez is passionate about telling stories that can bring about change and shed light on important issues.

She joined ABC11 in 2015. Previously, she served her hometown community in Palm Springs, California as an anchor/reporter/producer for the NBC affiliate.

She received bachelor's degrees in broadcast journalism and political science from the University of Southern California and a master's degree in broadcast journalism from the Ivy League institution, Columbia University, in New York.

Gloria was a reporter for KNWA, the NBC affiliate in Fayetteville, Ark. She also has a print background, having written articles for The New York Times, The Boston Globe, the St. Paul Pioneer Press and The Desert Sun.

During her time as a journalist, she has reported on a variety of topics, including the California and North Carolina legislatures, hurricanes, wild fires, earthquakes, snow storms, social issues and has had the opportunity to interview political leaders, sports stars and celebrities.

Gloria dabbled in sports journalism as a freelance reporter for The New York Times, covering the New York Yankees baseball team and other sports teams. She also reported on the USC football team for her school newspaper, The Daily Trojan.

Gloria's parents moved to the United States from Mexico for a better life. They sent all three of their children to the University of Southern California. They always emphasized the importance of an education and Gloria is an advocate of higher education. Gloria enjoys spending time with her husband, family and friends, traveling and hiking with her husband and rescue dog, Bubba.

Gloria's Stories
Duke students at apartment complex told they can't host large parties due to structural issues
Students living at 300 Swift are limited to having 10 students in an apartment to try to prevent a more serious issue.
3 family members killed in two separate Cumberland County shootings in less than a week
Nicoda Melvin was shot in the head on Sunday. Her brother Marquez was killed on Wednesday, along with their cousin Konye.
Cumberland County Schools to start optional weekly COVID-19 testing for students, employees
Starting next week, Cumberland County students and employees will have the option of getting a COVID-19 test at school weekly.
Fayetteville homicides up 30% compared to last year, police say
According to Fayetteville police, homicides are up 30% compared to last year, with all 31 except one being firearm-related.
Faith Hedgepeth's dad watches as accused killer appears in court
"It's just a new beginning," said Roland Hedgepeth as he watched the man accused of murdering his daughter appear in court virtually on Friday.
Chapel Hill police announce arrest of 28-year-old in murder of Faith Hedgepeth
DNA evidence and exhaustive police work led to an arrest in the 2012 killing of UNC student Faith Hedgepeth.
From a seed: La Semilla helps North Carolina's Latino community during COVID pandemic
At one point, Latinos accounted for 44% of COVID-19 cases in North Carolina despite making up about 10% of the state's population.
Some local school districts requiring COVID vaccines for staff; will students be next?
Some local school districts are already requiring staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19.
North Carolina's Latino population grows by 40 percent in 10 years
About 11 percent of North Carolina's population is now Latino.
Big Wake County companies requiring vaccination; are small businesses next?
Citrix is one of the latest large Triangle companies mandating workers get the COVID-19 vaccine. More businesses will likely move to require COVID-19 vaccines under President Biden's mandate.