It was a high school history lesson on the Muckrakers that first peaked my interest in Journalism. It was a lesson on the power and responsibility of journalism.
Still, I never imagined I’d be a part of that tradition until my father encouraged me to tour Temple University’s School of Journalism (I thought I was going to study architecture). More than a decade later, it is such an honor to be shining a light on issues and telling important stories for FOX 5!
When people ask what drives me, I tell them it’s my family’s story. Both sets of my grandparents came to America from Puerto Rico to start a new life in New York. My parents worked incredibly hard to make sure my brother, sister and I would have the opportunity to attend college. We were raised to advocate for one another, whether it be my family or our greater community!
This career has taken me from Philadelphia (my home-town area) to New York City, Cleveland and D.C. Each place has its own heartbeat, with incredible people whose stories stick with you forever.
I’ll always be a Jersey girl at heart (South Jersey in the house), but I love living in Maryland. In the summer, I’m on the Bay at dog-friendly beaches. All year round, you can find me running to salsa music with my “hairy daughter,” a German Shepherd named Lola!
Wawas are great! I also say, “hoagies” and reject the name “steak and cheese sandwiches.” It’s a cheesesteak! You can win me over with pizza. Just not with Old Bay on pizza! Sorry Maryland!
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Two Montgomery County councilmembers on Tuesday introduced legislation that would require all county employees to be vaccinated or face termination – despite having the highest vaccination rate in the country among large counties.
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Zebras in Maryland are still on the loose three weeks after they escaped in Prince George’s County.
D.C. Council Chair Phil Mendelson told FOX 5 the council is not responsible for the rise in crime the city is seeing – D.C. experiencing a 12 percent spike in homicides from where it was this time last year. Last year, homicides ended in a 16-year high.
Taking up arms legally is how different firearm instructors say people have been responding to not just last year’s pandemic and national racial injustice protests, but now also to D.C.’s rise in homicides.
A Montgomery County parody site – the Takoma Torch – is raising eyebrows after an article pairing Olney’s brand new baseball team to a site that sells pornographic content went foul.
Montgomery County Public Schools on Tuesday rolled back their stricter COVID-19 quarantine policy.
FOX 5 learned on Monday, as the search continues to find Montgomery County’s next chief health officer, the deputy health officer is allowed to step-in – and must obtain sign-off from the Prince George’s County’s Chief Health Officer on orders.
Why wasn’t rapid testing included beforehand if MCPS began the school year with a more restrictive quarantine policy that goes beyond state and CDC guidance?
Montgomery County Public Schools say they will begin using COVID-19 rapid tests in all schools as they try to keep more students in the classroom amid a nationwide surge in coronavirus cases.