Gilma Avalos joined CBS 11 in October 2014 from WTVJ-TV in her hometown of Miami. During her time in Florida, Gilma covered several stories that made national headlines, including the death of Trayvon Martin and subsequent arrest of George Zimmerman. Gilma previously served as an anchor and reporter for News 12 The Bronx in New York City, where she received a regional EMMY nomination for Hurricane Isaac coverage.
Born in El Salvador and raised in South Florida, Gilma learned English as a second language. She credits her teachers with helping her discover her love of academics. It is why she is passionate about speaking to school children about the value of education. Gilma holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature and Spanish from Columbia University. She began her broadcasting career at the age of 12, as the host of Paleokids, a Spanish Language show for Discovery Kids Latin America.
In her spare time, she enjoys traveling, discovering good restaurants, and walking her rescue Dachshund, Lola.
This Irving teacher takes her lessons on the road when the school day is done.
Let the battle at bedtime begin! Back to school means back to earlier bedtimes for kids, and stress for many parents.
When you think of Jazzercise you might think leotards, leg warmers and lamé, but today, the aerobics craze of the 80s, has a very different look.
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A mother that lost her daughter to drowning is campaigning for parents to keep an eye on their children when they swim.
Four computers were taken from administrative offices, but the organization said the person or people responsible also violated a sacred space.
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For $125,000, all 2,800 square feet can be yours. That is, if you don’t mind sharing the space with its inhabitants. According to property owner Phil Kirchhoff, as many as nine spirits call it home.
The goal is to deter crime. If a crime is committed, the cameras will be used to document evidence.
Nadia Sherwin has been preparing her 2-year-old twin girls for the arrival of their siblings—all three of them.
Any heel-obsessed woman has uttered the phrase: beauty is pain. But should beauty hurt?
A man identified by a Fort Worth ice cream shop as Mr. Gary racked up a $1,300 bill on Saturday night by picking up the tabs of complete strangers.