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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Family members of a college student fatally shot by Long Beach police are escalating their case against the department.
Trial is set to begin Tuesday for two suspects accused of shooting a 25-year-old mother in front of her 3-year-old daughter on Christmas night in South Los Angeles in 2010.
The Special Olympics World Games will bring 7,000 athletes from 177 countries to Los Angeles this week to take part in 25 sports at venues across the city.
The family of Terry Carter, who authorities say was run over and killed by rap mogul Suge Knight, are now suing an insurance company that refuses to issue Carter's $1 million life insurance policy.
A seventh pedestrian has been killed in Long Beach this year, and police are cracking down with more warning and citations in an effort to raise awareness.