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.

Email Gloria at Gloria.Rodriguez@abc11.com

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Gloria's Stories
'I'm obviously nervous with what happened in the past': Raleigh business owner concerned about threat of armed protests
Raleigh Police said they are on alert for possible protests and actions of civil unrest.
UNC System workers demand more protection against COVID-19
Members of the North Carolina Public Service Workers Union organized in front of the legislative building in Raleigh to ask that the UNC System take action to protect employees and students from COVID-19.
Answering your questions about when & where you can get a COVID-19 vaccine in NC
With COVID-19 vaccinations underway in North Carolina. ABC11 is answering your most common questions surrounding rollout in the state.
Vaccination clinics target North Carolina zip code with highest COVID-19 numbers
Wake County's 27610 zip code has the highest number of cases in the state.
In Phase 1b and want a vaccine? High demand and limited supply means you'll need an appointment
UNC Health started administering COVID-19 vaccines to people 75 years of age and older under Phase 1B Monday.
A look at how much vaccine Wake, Durham and Cumberland counties have administered
The ABC11 data team looked into how much of the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on hand the largest counties in our viewing area have actually administered.
Mile-long traffic as Nash County residents wait for COVID-19 vaccine
Cars lined up since early Thursday morning for a 1 pm drive-thru vaccination clinic for Nash County residents 75 years of age or older.
YMCA supports students with online learning during COVID-19 pandemic
The YMCA is taking on an important role during the pandemic, supporting students with remote learning while many of their parents work.
Some North Carolinians over the age of 75 can start getting vaccinated this week
More than 120,000 frontline workers and long-term care setting residents and staff have received the COVID-19 vaccine in North Carolina under Phase 1A.
North Carolina among the 7 states with the lowest COVID-19 vaccination rate, CDC says
The CDC vaccination dashboard shows North Carolina has given the first dose of the vaccination to 966 per 100,000 people.