Gabriel Roxas joined News 10 in October, 2012.

Gabriel grew up in Virginia Beach, Virginia, and has been back and forth between the East and West coasts since graduating from the University of Southern California where he attended both the Marshall School of Business and the School of Cinematic Arts.

As a columnist for the Daily Trojan at USC, Gabriel aspired to combine his work as a journalist with the art of visual storytelling he was learning in film school. Eventually he saw in broadcast news the potential to join his two interests.

That took him first to the Pacific Northwest reporting for KAPP in Yakima, Washington. Gabriel then moved to a cross-section of the South and Midwest to report for WPSD covering southeast Missouri, southern Illinois, western Kentucky, and northwest Tennessee. There he received his first Emmy nomination covering a 2009 ice storm, the worst natural disaster in Kentucky history.

Gabriel's next move took him to WKYT in Lexington, Kentucky, where he won an Emmy for spot news coverage of the heroic efforts local emergency responders made to rescue ... a goat.

In 2011, the Center on Media, Crime, and Justice awarded Gabriel a fellowship to attend the Sixth Annual Harry Frank Guggenheim Symposium on Crime in America at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City. In New York, Gabriel developed what would become a series of stories on the Kentucky death penalty.

Back at WKYT, Gabriel picked up his third Emmy nomination, this time for military news coverage of wounded warriors returning home from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. That story also won an Edward R. Murrow award for hard news coverage.

In his last year at WKYT, Gabriel helped create the station's investigative news unit.

When he's not reporting, Gabriel enjoys writing fiction and studying martial arts.

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