Gabriel Roxas joined CBS 11 in December 2014.
Gabriel grew up in Virginia Beach and received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern California, where he attended both the Marshall School of Business and the School of Cinematic Arts. As a columnist for the Daily Trojan at USC, Gabriel aspired to combine his work as a journalist with the art of visual storytelling he was learning in film school. Eventually, he saw in broadcast news the potential to join his two interests.
Gabriel’s career has since taken him back and forth between the east and west coasts, first to the Pacific Northwest reporting for KAPP in Yakima, Washington. He then moved to a cross-section of the south and midwest to report for WPSD, covering southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, northwest Tennessee and western Kentucky. There, he received his first Emmy nomination for his coverage of the 2009 ice storm, which was the worst natural disaster in Kentucky history.
Gabriel’s next move took him to WKYT in Lexington, Kentucky, where he was honored with an Emmy for a story about local emergency responders’ heroic efforts to rescue… a goat. In 2011, the Center on Media, Crime, and Justice awarded Gabriel a fellowship to attend the Sixth Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. In New York, Gabriel developed what would become a series of stories on the Kentucky death penalty. Back at WKYT, Gabriel received his third Emmy nomination, this time for military news coverage of wounded warriors returning home from Iraq and Afghanistan. That story also won an Edward R. Murrow award. In his final year at WKYT, Gabriel helped create the station’s investigative news unit.
In 2012, Gabriel began reporting for KXTV in Sacramento, where his coverage of controversial practices by Child Protective Services led to a rally at the state’s capitol and proposed legislation calling for sweeping reform of the Department of Health and Human Services.
When he’s not reporting, Gabriel enjoys writing fiction and studying martial arts. He is an active member of the Asian American Journalists Association.
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