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.
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Pastor Rodney Howard-Browne says he’s now receiving death threats. He even claims the River at Tampa Bay Church’s outdoor sign has been become a shooting target, something the sheriff denies.
A man who once pleaded guilty to felony false imprisonment and misdemeanor domestic violence against his ex-girlfriend, and is now accused of similar acts against his new girlfriend, was put on house arrested because, according to Hillsborough County Judge Nick Nazaretian, "we're supposed to be inside anyway."
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The mayor of Tampa announced she will issue a stay-at-home order later Wednesday for city residents in order to slow the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. It will go into effect midnight Thursday.