Gloria Gomez is a general assignment reporter focusing on court cases and the criminal justice system. She joined the FOX 13 News team in May of 2005.
Gloria is originally from Sacramento, California. She graduated from Sacramento State University with a B.A. in communication studies.
In 1997, Gloria began her career in journalism in Southwest Florida. She worked as a reporter at WINK-TV in Fort Myers. Two years later, Gloria returned home and worked for KOVR-TV as a bureau reporter in Stockton, California.
"My timing couldn't have been planned any better. Throughout my six years at KOVR, I covered some of the biggest stories to hit the Central Valley. National stories that included the Yosemite murders, the Chandra Levy disappearance and the Laci Peterson case," she says.
Gloria is excited to be a part of the FOX 13 News team. She is passionate about her career and she enjoys covering the big stories in the Tampa Bay region.
A man accused of beating his mother to death with a baseball bat said "no" to 60 years in prison.
Murder defendant Joshua Carmona told detectives he woke up one morning and said, “I decided I’ll kill my mom today,” according to his newly-released confession made to investigators hours after allegedly beating his mother to death with a baseball bat.
It was a planned robbery, but prosecutors say what the robbers didn't plan for was the homeowner having a gun, too. When it was over, three people were dead, including two of the robbers.
Xavier Whitehead was silent during a hearing Monday, despite the judge's warnings to cooperate and participate in his defense.
The tears came streaming down her face the moment Brienna Craig realized she was not getting out of jail anytime soon.
A Tampa grandmother who pleaded not guilty in the death of her granddaughter will likely remain behind bars while she awaits her trial.
She hid behind her bed, dodging bullets, praying she and her boyfriend would make it out alive. But only she did. This morning, the jury in the murder trial of Jason Scott heard from the woman who survived the shooting.
Prosecutors say Katie Golden’s boyfriend pushed drugs on the 17-year-old and is responsible for her death. But her boyfriend's attorney fired back in court on Wednesday.
Despite testimony from his family about his mental health, a judge gave Edwin Rodriguez 10 years in prison for a fatal hit-and-run crash.
HART bus driver Schnaider Prophete says he was trying to deal with a malfunctioning coin machine on his bus when he was confronted by an irate passenger named James Ambrose.