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.
While waiting on Zoom for his case to be called, BJ Dreggors apparently forgot his phone camera was on and decided to pass the time by doing drugs. His status as a Marine Corps veteran helped change the judge's mind Tuesday.
Samona Ramey is turning against her alleged partner in crime for a plea deal in the case of a home invasion that killed a pregnant woman and her roommate.
Elijah McCray went before a Pinellas County judge Friday facing first-degree murder and attempted first-degree murder charges. The judge decided he will stay in jail while he awaits his trial.
A man accused of fraud and petit theft is in more trouble after prosecutors say they saw him doing drugs while he waited for his case to be called during a virtual court hearing back in June.
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Surveillance video allegedly shows Jeremy Brown ready for battle in full tactical gear and court documents released in the case show Brown emailed others and urged them to prepare with weapons and be "ready" to go.
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Robert Palmer faces close to five years in prison, which is likely what prosecutors may be asking for. But his attorney says, despite the video footage, Palmer is "a good man."
Prosecutors say they now have the five men involved in the shooting death of 4-year-old Suni Bell, but police say the arrests came with little help from the community.