Born in Colombia, Gloria Pazmino moved to Queens when she was 11 years old, and she has been a proud New Yorker ever since.

Gloria is on her second tour of duty at NY1. Starting in 2011, she spent two years as a news assistant, an experience she says prepared her for a career as a political reporter.

For Gloria, the most inspiring part of her job is the ability to do something every day that is vital to an active democracy: informing the community about the place they live and giving people tools to make educated decisions.

Prior to rejoining the NY1 team, Gloria spent five years as a City Hall reporter for Politico. During this time, she closely followed Mayor Bill de Blasio's first term in office – including his fight to eliminate the horse carriage industry, the settlement of labor contracts with the entire uniformed workforce, the death of Eric Garner, and the police officer assassinations of Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu. She also covered the political rise of Melissa Mark-Viverito — the city's first Latina elected to lead the City Council.

Like a true New Yorker, when Gloria isn't in the newsroom, you can usually find her on the E train, tweeting while holding a camera bag. She loves to discover new restaurants and relax in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. She grew up across the street, and it still holds a special place in her heart.