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
CHP escolta el tráfico en la autopista 5 a través del Grapevine debido a la nevada
La Patrulla de Caminos de California estaba escoltando el tráfico en la autopista 5 a través del Grapevine el lunes por la mañana debido a la nevada provocada por una fría tormenta invernal.
CHP escorts traffic on 5 Freeway through the Grapevine due to snowfall
The California Highway Patrol escorted traffic on the 5 Freeway through the Grapevine Monday morning due to light snowfall brought on by a cold winter storm.
Victim injured in Monterey Park mass shooting dies from injuries, raising death toll to 11
One of the victims injured in a mass shooting at a Monterey Park dance studio has died from their injuries, raising the death toll to 11.
Studio City neighborhood remains mired in mud ahead of another storm
As one powerful storm moves out, one Studio City neighborhood is left to clean up a muddy mess left behind. The cleanup effort is expected to take several days.
Tormenta traerá fuertes lluvias, inundaciones y olas peligrosas al sur de California
Otra poderosa tormenta llega a California esta semana, trayendo lluvias fuertes, olas peligrosas y posibles inundaciones al sur de California.
Evacuation warnings issued as storm brings heavy rain to SoCal
Evacuation warnings have been issued for Southern California communities hit by wildfires over the last two years as a powerful weather system sweeps in.
Hitting the road to avoid air travel? SoCal rain coming in could make it tough
Southern California drivers will likely need to prepare as the region will likely see a long string of rainy days lasting through New Year's Day.
Mother, her 12-year-old daughter dead after fire at Downey apartment
A mother and her 12-year-old daughter were killed, and the child's grandmother was injured, after a fire ripped through an apartment in Downey.
Niña de 12 años y su madre mueren tras incendio en apartamento de Downey
Y una niña de 12 años y su madre murieron tras un incendio en un apartamento de Downey que ocurrió el martes por la noche.
Plan de Karen Bass para trasladar a los indigentes a hoteles, moteles comenzará el martes
La alcaldesa Karen Bass se está preparando para lanzar un nuevo programa para abordar la falta de vivienda en Los Ángeles, donde los equipos trasladarán a los indigentes de los campamentos a hoteles y moteles.