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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The neighbor told FOX 5 he was playing video games with his younger brother and just happened to look out the window before the rescue.
D.C. Police confirmed for FOX 5 on Sunday that they are investigating a Navy Yard-area Bernie Sanders mural defaced with that cartoon "Pepe the Frog" image as a possible hate crime.
On Tuesday, D.C. officials confirmed there are plans to get the Inauguration security perimeter in place earlier than previously planned, citing continued threats following last week’s storming of the United States Capitol.
D.C.’s Mayor Muriel Bowser has one request for those thinking about coming to the nation’s capital for President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. Don’t.
On Tuesday, as thousands packed Freedom Plaza for multiple pro-Trump rallies planned in the District this week, members of the mayor’s office confirmed police already arrested six individuals on charges that include bringing illegal guns to the city.
Protests by pro-Trump groups, including the Proud Boys, are scheduled for the Nation's Capital this week, prompting an all-hands-on-deck response from the District government.
The shooting happened near a popular breakfast spot on Georgia Avenue.
In Maryland, local leaders are warning against people using private links to sign up for coronavirus vaccines before they are eligible.
The nation’s capital has a new police chief, Mayor Muriel Bowser announced on Tuesday.
On Monday, FOX 5 heard from a number of business owners and managers who feel they are once again being targeted by the latest coronavirus rollback in the District: a temporary indoor dining ban.