Gloria Rodriguez is happy to be serving her hometown community as KMIR Today and KMIR Midday Anchor. In the past two years as morning anchor, Gloria has had the opportunity to cover several local events such as the Humana Challenge, where she interviewed former President Bill Clinton. Gloria served as Weekend Anchor/Reporter at KMIR for about four years, during which time she had the opportunity to cover President Gerald Ford's death and funeral, report on wildfires such as the Esperanza, Sawtooth, Grass Valley and Slide Fires, shed light on issues such as the shoddy living conditions at Thermal mobile home parks and interview numerous celebrities and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Gloria graduated from Cathedral City High School, 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. Before KMIR, 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.
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 now-NFL players Troy Polamalu and Carson Palmer.
Gloria is passionate about helping students in the Coachella Valley attain a higher education, through her work with the Dr. Carreon Foundation and College of the Desert. She also enjoys participating in community events such as the Go Red for Women luncheon, a cause close to her heart since her mother passed away of a massive heart attack at the young age of 54. Gloria enjoys spending time with her family and friends in the desert.
You can catch Gloria on KMIR Today, every weekday from 5 to 7 a.m. and KMIR Midday 11 a.m.-12 p.m.
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