Irene Cruz
Irene Cruz is a freelance 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
Bob Iger returns as CEO of Walt Disney Company, board announces
Former Chief Executive Officer Bob Iger is returning to that position with the Walt Disney Company, the board announced Sunday.
Independent Gardena Cinema in South Bay offers old fashioned movie-going experience
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Ex-husband of Simi Valley woman killed talked to her mom before his arrest
The mother said she spoke with her daughter's ex-husband days before he was arrested in connection to her daughter's death.
Musical instruments, storage, jewelry: Celebrating the use of gourds in Native American art, culture
"Everything we have comes from Mother Earth." Satwiwa Native American Indian Culture Center dives into the rich history of various tribes by exploring art workshops using gourds.
Karen Bass, Rick Caruso make final campaign push in tight race to be LA's next mayor
With just one day before voters head to the polls, L.A. mayoral candidates Karen Bass and Rick Caruso are making their final campaign pushes.
Condado de Orange declara emergencia de salud debido a infecciones virales
El condado de Orange declaró una emergencia de salud debido a infecciones virales de rápida propagación que están aumentando el número de hospitalizaciones pediátricas.
Bid filed to recall embattled LA Councilman Kevin de León amid widespread calls for resignation
Los Angeles voters have started the process to recall Kevin de León as the embattled councilman defies overwhelming calls from the public and colleagues to resign from the City Council.
Bid filed to recall embattled LA Councilman Kevin de León amid widespread calls for resignation
Los Angeles voters have started the process to recall Kevin de León as the embattled councilman defies overwhelming calls from the public and colleagues to resign from the City Council.
Angelinos inician proceso para destituir al concejal Kevin de León
Los votantes de Los Ángeles han iniciado el proceso para destituir al concejal Kevin De León, quien se niega a renunciar tras el escándalo de racismo.
¿Planea votar en noviembre? El lunes es su último día para registrarse para votar
Si está pensando en votar en las elecciones de noviembre, el lunes es el último día para registrarse para votar.