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
Johnston County teachers go on-location to make remote learning fun
Archer Lodge Middle School eighth-grade science teachers took their classes from Wendell to the North Carolina coast, virtually.
The Streetery event brings outdoor festivities, music to downtown Durham in effort to promote local business
If you're looking for a reason to get out of the house on Friday and Saturday evenings, the city of Durham has you covered with the Streetery event which aims to promote the local businesses and restaurants of downtown Durham.
COVID-19 pandemic deals another blow to homeless Cary family
According to Raleigh/Wake Partnership to End Homelessness, there has been a 27% increase in people experiencing homelessness in the last six months.
Organizations take it upon themselves to collect laptops for North Carolina students
While districts across North Carolina are doing their best to get devices to students for their remote learning, some groups are taking matters into their own hands to make sure students get the laptops they need.
An update on dates for reopening Wake County schools for in-person instruction may come Tuesday
Board Chair Keith Sutton said the board will get a presentation on target dates of when students can go back to school for in-person instruction, using a phased approach.
Wake County parents pushing district to open to in-person instruction
A Facebook group called "Wake County Families to Safely Reopen Schools" is gaining traction, urging Wake County Schools to reopen in-person learning.
WCPSS device distribution canceled, leaving parents steaming
The Wake school district said it was because of a delay in shipment of devices from the supplier and has set new pickup dates next week.
Vice President Mike Pence visits Raleigh, Cary on Thursday
Vice President Mike Pence will be in the Triangle today to support an anti-abortion rights group event and later, attend a law enforcement-appreciation gathering.
Gov. Roy Cooper to talk about next phase of easing COVID-19 restrictions Tuesday
Gov. Roy Cooper's Office told ABC11 the governor will talk Tuesday about the next steps in reopening North Carolina during the COVID-19 pandemic.
NC State students pack up, start moving out after less than a month on campus
NC State University students started moving out of their campus housing Thursday, after a rise in COVID-19 cases in on and off campus housing.