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.
Email Gloria at Gloria.Rodriguez@abc11.com
Request Gloria to speak at your event.
Case of missing Holly Springs mom Monica Moynan now a 'murder investigation,' police chief says
The disappearance of young Holly Springs mother Monica Moynan is now a "murder investigation," ABC11 learned Wednesday, and Moynan's ex-boyfriend and his ex-wife are both considered persons of interest in the case.
Durham's 11-foot-8 'can opener' bridge to be raised this week
The 11-foot-8-inch bridge in Durham also known as the "can opener" will be raised this week in hopes of limiting accidents.
Wake County has most coyote sightings in the state
Wake County has the most coyote sightings in the state with 76 last year, according to the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission.
Many Oakwood, Modecai residents concerned about traffic due to road work
Construction on Wake Forest Road is forcing many commuters to drive through East Raleigh neighborhoods, making the roads dangerous for residents.
Wake County mom says one-hour bus ride is too long for son with medical device
A Wake County mom is frustrated with her special needs son's long school bus ride and reached out to ABC11 for help.
More TOP STORIES News