Miriam Hernandez
Miriam Hernandez is a general assignment reporter for ABC7 Eyewitness News.

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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Miriam's Stories
Iconic bookstore Vroman's at risk of closing due to pandemic
Vroman's, Southern California's oldest and largest independent bookstore, could be forced to close its doors because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mutual admiration between Nixon and Trump revealed in letters archived at presidential library in Yorba Linda
A dive into the archives at the Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda took two years but at the end of the exploration curators uncovered evidence of a fondness between President Donald Trump and former President Richard Nixon.
Local family centered around 129-year-old baptism gown that's spanned generations, cultures
When 8-month-old Nicole Katherine Garcia was baptized in Norwalk this month, the celebrants wore masks and she wore a baptism gown that has withstood far more than a pandemic.
Northgate Market: An Anaheim immigrant family built an empire from a corner store
Northgate Gonzalez Markets grew from a modest liquor store in the Northgate section of Anaheim to a family-run supermarket empire with 41 Southland stores.
Torrance tent shop turns business around by meeting community's needs
Aztec Tents in Torrance used to specialize in fabricating giant, over-the-top tents for large, glamorous gatherings. But the pandemic forced the shop to shift gears overnight. Now, it has turned the business around by meeting the needs of the community.
New 'Stay Housed LA County' program provides free legal aid for renters at risk of eviction
Stay Housed L.A. will provide a free lawyer if you're a low income renter. A family of four that annually makes $26,000 to $33,000 or less is eligible. People of all incomes can access eviction workshops which operate six days a week.
Boulders meant to deter homeless in West LA are removed under threat of criminal charge
West Los Angeles neighbors in the South Robertson district are defending their installation of boulders to deter homeless people from setting up camp on the sidewalk.
Mysterious boulders appear on West LA sidewalk as apparent deterrent to homeless encampments
It's a mystery: No one knows who placed dozens of heavy boulders on a West Los Angeles sidewalk under an overpass in an apparent effort to deter homeless encampments.
Chino man donates handmade desks to help distance-learning students amid COVID-19
A Chino man's talent for carpentry and heart for giving is transforming the lives of students who lacked an essential tool for remote learning.
Southern California counties lagging in 2020 US census count
From artful billboards to mini-parades of honking cars, stakeholders in the U.S. Census are sounding off to get everyone counted.