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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Southern California law enforcement agencies banded together to round up 15 suspects in a gang-related burglary ring that they say hit thousands of SoCal homes.
An appeals court on Wednesday overturned a 2012 ruling that found no excessive force was used in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man by Anaheim police.
Targeted in their native Tanzania simply because they are albinos, two teenage sisters have been granted asylum in the U.S. after receiving help from students at the USC Gould School of Law.
A Southern California human trafficking ring was broken up. The victims were Chinese women, forced into a life of prostitution.
Newly released video shows Richard Garcia and three other Los Angeles police officers violently arresting Clinton Alford. A kick from Garcia is just one of many blows that would lead to disciplinary action and much more.