Irene Cruz
Irene Cruz is a weekend morning anchor and general assignment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News. She joined the station in June 2022.

As an Irvine native, Irene has always held Southern California close to her heart throughout her entire career. She graduated with a B.A. degree in Literary Journalism from UC Irvine and a scholarship award from the Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA).

Prior to ABC7, Irene anchored the 10 p.m. newscast weeknights and reported for WOAI-TV in San Antonio, Texas. She was nominated for two Emmys, including a report regarding the risks of deepfake technology. Before Texas, she anchored and reported for KXTV-TV in Sacramento, California, covering everything from the Northern California wildfires to the potential Oroville Dam failure to protests at the state Capitol.

Irene started her career at KYMA-TV in Yuma, Arizona. In the Desert Southwest, Irene anchored the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts, produced shows and reported as a multi-media journalist who shot and edited her own stories. She covered topics such as border security, immigration and agriculture.

Irene is the proud daughter of Filipino immigrants and comprehends Tagalog fluently. When she's not reporting, you can find her immersed in many of her hobbies: 3D printing, piano, singing, writing science fiction and attending Comic-Cons. She also adores her two Maltipoos, Kricket and Wrigley, who have both traveled with her across the country as she pursues her dream of being a journalist.

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Contact:
ABC7 Broadcast Center
Attn: Irene Cruz
500 Circle Seven Drive
Glendale, CA 91201
818-863-7777

Irene's Stories
Esposa habla tras el asesinato a tiros de hombre en autobús de Metro en Commerce; sospechoso acusado
La familia de un hombre que fue asesinado a tiros en un autobús de Metro en Commerce habla mientras el sospechoso del incidente ha sido acusado de asesinato.
Wife speaks out after man shot to death on Metro bus in Commerce; suspect charged
The family of a man who was shot and killed on a Metro bus in Commerce is speaking out as the suspect in the incident has been charged with murder.
Firefighters wake up to flames at LA County fire station in Huntington Park
Los Angeles County firefighters woke up Wednesday morning to smoke and fire filling their station in Huntington Park.
USC president to meet with Pro-Palestinian protest organizers for 2nd consecutive day
Organizers of the pro-Palestinian protests at USC are set to meet with USC President Carol Folt Tuesday for the second consecutive day.
Tiroteo afuera de casa en Encino que se cree pertenece a ejecutivo vinculado a The Weeknd
Un guardia de seguridad recibió un disparo y resultó herido afuera de una casa en una comunidad exclusiva de Encino el lunes por la mañana, lo que provocó una investigación por las autoridades.
Security guard shot outside $12M Encino mansion owned by popular music executive known as Cash XO
A security guard at a gated Encino community was shot several times outside a $12 million mansion belonging to a popular music executive. The search is on for three suspects.
Marches held in Los Angeles to commemorate Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day
A protest was held outside the Turkish Consulate General in Beverly Hills on the 109th anniversary of the start of events widely viewed by scholars as the first genocide of the 20th century.
Construction starting on $12 billion high-speed rail between SoCal, Las Vegas
Construction is expected to begin Monday on a $12 billion high-speed passenger rail line between Southern California and Las Vegas.
Investigadores de homicidios piden ayuda para resolver el caso de un hombre quien fue asesinado
Ascencio y su esposa estaban cuidando a varios de sus nietos cuando fue asesinado tras abrir la puerta.
Homicide investigators ask for help in solving case of South Gate man shot in front of granddaughter
Los Angeles County authorities and elected officials asked for the public's help in solving the case of a South Gate man who was shot and killed in front of his 9-year-old granddaughter.