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 Craigslist sale for a dirtbike turned deadly in Tampa nearly four years ago when James Beck, 44, lost his life in a botched robbery that happened in front of his then-15-year-old son.
Hillsborough County prosecutor Justin Diaz says the death of 58-year-old Raul Ortiz, at the hands of Erin Robinson, wasn't self-defense. He says it was cold-blooded murder.
On August 11, 2014, Erin Robinson, in a fit of jealous rage, set out to settle the score over inappropriate comments made to his girlfriend, according to Hillsborough County prosecutor Kirsten Nyquist.
When Hillsborough Circuit Judge Samantha Ward requested her court bailiff to "bring the jury in” Monday, it was the first time that had been said in seven long months at the Hillsborough courthouse.
Hillsborough Assistant State Prosecutor Stephanie Pizarro says Johnathan Honza was speeding and driving drunk when he crashed into a young father, Dontae Hill, and killed him instantly.
The mother of a 9-year-old murder victim told a judge that her family are the only ones being punished forever after Eboni Wiley pleaded guilty to lying to law enforcement.
Eboni Wiley was the state’s star witness against Granville Ritchie, who was convicted and now sits on death row. Wiley was only charged with lying to law enforcement, and now has been offered a sweetheart deal.
Jeremy Guerrero is charged with drug possession and DUI manslaughter after causing a deadly crash. During a bond hearing, he had choice words for his alleged victim's daughter.
A Pasco County man is accused of conspiring with a buddy of his to kill the woman he pleaded guilty to stalking and secretly recording during a sexual encounter.
Turkey wants to handle the case of Huseyin Kurtdere, a major in the Turkish military who was accused of several crimes after his wife was found dead in their apartment.