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.
Fernando Cespedes sells medical insurance for a living, but now he says local officials want him to take on a new role.
There was a clash even before Tampa's city council meeting got started on Thursday.
The calls for criminal justice reform were echoed by hundreds of marchers outside the Tampa courthouse Wednesday evening, and these marchers know all about the heavy hand of injustice. They are the lawyers and judges on the front line of the system.
Hillsborough County investigators say they have seen a significant increase in predators targeting children on the internet.
Hillsborough County Sheriff Chad Chronister, along with police chiefs from Tampa, Temple Terrace and USF, joined the leaders of the NAACP and the ACLU on Wednesday to announce a joint effort in making critical policing changes.
After a marathon session on Monday, the Hillsborough Emergency Policy Group finally made it official. A mandatory facemask mandate is going into effect. But is the mandate legal?
We’ve all seen the daily protests and the passionate calls for change and so has Tampa's mayor.
Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren announced charges for 11 people stemming from the rioting and looting that occurred during demonstrations in Tampa in late May.
Helen Mention has been sitting in jail with a bond of $100,000 since she pleaded not guilty to the death of her 10-month-old granddaughter.
Six months ago, 26-year-old Lin Halfon was newly married to Richard Rappaport, a 76-year-old Tampa businessman. But now, Halfon is sitting in jail accused of stealing her husband's money.