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.
Amanda Gary was arrested over three years ago and charged with aggravated child abuse after investigators say a foster baby's leg was broken. But medical tests have now revealed the true cause of the injury.
The flashy headlines called her a gold digger. At 78, Tampa businessman Richard Rappaport was 50 years older than Lin Halfon when the two secretly tied the knot, but what no one knew was their marriage was a bit crowded.
Racial slurs, flashing residents, and picking fights: That's some of the bad behavior Carol Beamon is accused of.
Kevin McGruder was convicted in February for the kidnapping and attempted murder of a woman who was giving him a ride to a doctor's appointment. Before his sentencing, she told the court she was lucky to have survived her encounter with "a monster."
The last time Tampa celebrated Gasparilla, hundreds soaked up the invasion of beads and booze, including Alexander Jacobson. His day would end in a car crash that killed two people.
Bay Area attorneys say a bill that passed the House and the Senate, and is now waiting for the governor’s signature, will hurt veterans and derail their future.
Court documents show Jennifer Carvajal, 24, was going 111 miles per hour just before she lost control and the car she was driving went airborne.
As part of Jeremiah Jimerson's plea agreement, he will also serve 6 years in jail plus 60 months probation, which includes volunteering at a trauma hospital where car crash victims are treated.
Hillsborough County lead prosecutor Aaron Hubbard says John McQueen is a cold-blooded killer who thought his girlfriend, Kelaina Atkins was a problem -- so he got rid of his problem.
"I can’t stand another day in jail, man. It sucks so bad, Judge, you have no idea," pleaded Patrick Macina, accused of breaking into a car and violating his probation.