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.
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