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!
As of Sunday evening, residents in Citrus, Hernando, Pinellas and Pasco counties as well as 10 other northern counties who were impacted by Hurricane Idalia can qualify for FEMA assistance.
In an ode to the late Jimmy Buffett, it was five o'clock somewhere Saturday morning, as locals packed inside the quintessential beach bar Ka-Tiki, on Gulf Blvd in Treasure Island, ready to relax and bid farewell to the rough week caused by Hurricane Idalia.
The Land O' Lakes High School football program was reinstated Wednesday after a temporary suspension. Pasco County school officials said the suspension came after a fight in the locker room between two players.
The state has denied a request by Citizens Property Insurance to push through steep rate hikes, and now the insurer is on the clock to come up with a new proposal.
The Tampa Bay Rays' star shortstop Wander Franco will find out his status Monday as Major League Baseball investigates allegations that he had an inappropriate relationship with a minor.
With the first day of classes just a week away, many New College of Florida students spent Sunday morning moving their belongings into their assigned dorms on campus, but some found themselves checking into hotels.
Caulin Donaldson was born and raised in St. Pete.
Buying that perfect home seems further out of reach for many budget-conscious buyers in the Tampa Bay area as mortgage rates hit a 22-year-high.
A second man is behind bars in connection with the murder of a Seffner woman who was found shot and killed in her car back in July.
In a commission meeting on Monday, Manatee County leaders will get a first look at concept designs for a parking garage on Holmes Beach that's sparked years of debate between city residents and the county government.