Gloria Rodriguez - reporter at ABC11 WTVD
As a morning reporter for ABC11 Eyewitness News, Gloria Rodriguez's alarm goes off at 2:30 a.m. daily! She reports weekdays from 4:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. and from 12-1 p.m. Her reports also appear on the ABC11 evening newscasts.

Rodriguez joined ABC11 a little over a year ago after serving her hometown community in Palm Springs, California as Anchor/Reporter/Producer of the NBC affiliate. Gloria is passionate about telling stories that can bring about change and shed light on important issues.

She received her 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, and had the chance to cover the successful team coached by Pete Carroll and featuring future NFL players Troy Polamalu and Carson Palmer.

Gloria's parents moved to the United States from Mexico more than 40 years ago and 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 family and friends, traveling and hiking with her rescue dog, Bubba.

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Gloria's Stories
'My bills have been paid': Rocky Mount Mayor Pro-Tem responds to state audit allegations
He's accused of not paying for nearly $48,000 in utility services, with multiple city officials preventing the collection of that money.
Bars excluded from Phase 2 reopening. When can they open?
As we move into Phase 2, it looks like it will be another five weeks for bars to officially reopen under the state's safety guidelines.
Raleigh police release more details, body cam video from officer-involved shooting in which armed robbery suspect was killed
The Raleigh Police Department on Wednesday released its five-day report regarding the investigation into an officer-involved shooting last week on New Bern Avenue.
Latinos disproportionately account for COVID-19 cases in North Carolina
Hispanics make up 32 percent of coronavirus cases in the state, while only accounting for nearly 10 percent of the population.
'Rocky Mount needs to change:' Mayor reacts to state audit launched from hundreds of misconduct complaints
The audit was launched after more than 200 complaints of misconduct by elected officials and city employees.
Suspect killed in Raleigh officer-involved shooting identified; injured officer released from hospital
Raleigh police department has identified the man from Wednesday night's armed robbery and deadly officer-involved shooting on New Bern Ave.
Investigators say ex-wife of suspect in Holly Springs murder case helped him flee the area
Jarlyn Sluss, the second person arrested in connection with the murder of missing Holly Springs mom Monica Moynan, appeared before a Wake County judge Wednesday.
ReOpen NC activists hold protest in Raleigh days after state entered phase 1 of reopening process
Despite lawmakers moving ahead with phase 1 of the plan to reopen North Carolina, ReOpen NC protesters still rallied Tuesday.
Ex-wife of man charged in murder of Holly Springs mom also arrested in the case
Jarlyn Lisbeth Sluss is charged with obstruction of justice and accessory after-the-fact in connection with the murder of Monica Moynan.
Face mask company started by Raleigh teens on track to sell 'tens of thousands' in first month
The two brothers started a mask company and already in talks with two Fortune 500 companies and ACC teams for more sales.