Miriam Hernandez
Miriam Hernandez is a general assignment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News.

Miriam was born in Santa Barbara and raised in Santa Paula. When she was 12 years old, she got her first paying job writing a weekly youth column for the Santa Paula Daily Chronicle. In college, she studied anthropology and theater at UCLA, earning her Bachelor of Arts degree. She was awarded her master's degree in communications at the University of Minnesota.

Her television career was launched at the NBC affiliate in San Diego. She has worked in Los Angeles, Washington, D.C. and New York reporting for CNN, USA TODAY ON TV, WUSA and Good Morning America. She joined ABC7 in 1998.

Miriam has covered the Mexico City earthquake, political turmoil in Central America, and the Oklahoma City bombing. She was the first reporter allowed by the U.S. Marshal Service to take a TV camera behind the vaulted doors of the Federal Witness Protection Program.

Miriam was named by Hispanic Magazine as one of the top 100 women in communications. She's won several Valley Press awards and Emmy nominations.

Contact:

ABC7 Broadcast Center
Attn: Miriam Hernandez
500 Circle Seven Drive
Glendale, CA 91201
818-863-7777

Archive
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles is involved in a legal battle with the Sisters of the Immaculate Heart of Mary over the sale of the nuns' former convent in Los Feliz, which has attracted the eyes of pop star Katy Perry and nightlife maven Dana Hollister.
A 45-year-old man who authorities say swung at officers with a shovel was injured after being shot by police following a confrontation in Azusa.
Three Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies have been found guilty on all counts in the 2011 beating of a visitor at Men's Central Jail.
Eyewitness News has obtained exclusive video of an interview with a jail visitor right after he was allegedly beaten by Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies.
A 3-year-old girl died after she was left in a sweltering car following a family outing in Pomona.