Regina Gonzalez joined the FOX 13 Tampa News team in August 2022, reporting news across the Tampa Bay area.
Regina is ecstatic to be back, telling stories in a city she considers her second home, but also in a newsroom that showed her the ropes of being a journalist, while she was in college.
Born and raised in Long Island, New York, she ventured to the Sunshine State to attend the University of Tampa where she graduated cum laude in 2017, with a bachelor of arts in journalism, with a minor in sport management.
While her internships took her to the sidelines of baseball fields in NY – and the streets of Spain – she never forgot shadowing the talented team of reporters, producers and staff at FOX 13 Tampa Bay. Returning full-time became her ultimate goal, and she's incredibly grateful for this full-circle opportunity.
Before joining FOX 13, Regina helped launch and eventually anchored Fox’s digital streaming service "LiveNOW." As a digital journalist, she quite literally did it all: technical directing, producing, and anchoring hours of national and international news. She covered the most memorable stories of her career including the search for Gabby Petito, the Surfside condo collapse, Russia's invasion of Ukraine and SCOTUS overturning Roe v. Wade.
Her broadcasting career officially began in West Virginia where she was a multimedia journalist and weekend anchor at WVNS 59 News.
When she's not running around with her camera and tripod, you can find Regina at all the amazing restaurants in Tampa, spending time with her friends and family, spoiling her five dogs, running along Bayshore Boulevard or at Tampa International traveling somewhere new!
Many people across the Bay Area spent the weekend gathering supplies and filling sandbags in preparation for Tropical Storm Ian.
The Tampa Bay chapter of Free Bikes 4 Kidz hosted a bicycle collection in various locations across St. Petersburg on Saturday.
A new foundation called 'Mental Health for Heroes' was founded and spearheaded by Pinellas County law enforcement officers, firefighters, emergency personnel and their immediate families.
Power Design employees could sign up for some stress relief cuddle time, but the ultimate goal was for the animals to become permanent additions to their families. The St. Pete company even covered all adoption costs.
His future was cut short early Saturday morning, which was also his 19th birthday. Carson Senfield was hanging out with friends on South Howard Avenue to celebrate. The night took a tragic turn when he took an Uber to his home near West Arch Street.
Thousands of costumes, collectors and creative minds passed through the historic Coliseum for the first-ever "Anime St. Pete" convention over the weekend.
An annual run hosted by the Hillsborough County Sherriff's Department raised thousands of dollars for at-risk youth.
Another mosquito-borne illness has been detected in Tampa, an this time in two horses living in Northwest Hillsborough County.
The St. Petersburg Police Department gave out free steering wheel locks to certain car owners as they continue to respond to a high number of Hyundai and Kia car thefts over the last few months. All were given away within a day.
One officer was accused of DUI after a crash in Hillsborough County. The other was found to have overcharged the department for nearly 100 hours of work time through falsifying timecards.