Allison Rodriguez is a bilingual Multimedia journalist for KTVU Fox 2. She joined the team in August 2019. She was no stranger to the Bay Area before her move having spent the last two years visiting frequently and exploring new areas. Allison said, “Moving to California was an easy decision. It has beautiful weather, scenery and a rich history and I can’t wait to tell more people’s stories.”
Allison didn’t have to travel too far to find her new home. She spent the last eight years in neighboring Arizona.
For six years she covered breaking news, weather and traffic at the ABC station in Phoenix, AZ where she served as weekend morning anchor and weekday field reporter. During her time in Phoenix, she covered national headline stories including historic flooding on major highways, wildfires burning in the higher terrain and anchoring hours-long coverage when the late Senator John McCain passed away.
Before that Allison started her career at KYMA in Yuma, AZ anchoring and producing the weekday primetime newscasts. She was on the anchor desk for for breaking coverage of the Jodi Arias murder trial verdict and the tragic Yarnell Hill Fire deaths. Being so close to the California and Mexico borders, Allison was able to cover a wide-range of stories that crossed state and international lines in both English and Spanish. Allison was born in Chicago and raised in the city and Northwest suburbs. She obtained her Bachelor’s Degree from Columbia College Chicago. When she’s not chasing down stories, she’s spending time with her husband, video-chatting with her family back east, taking in a game, or hitting the movie theaters.
A San Francisco man's lifeline, his wheelchair, was stolen the day after Thanksgiving in San Jose. He's having trouble doing things many take for granted, like getting to the corner store.
The Salvation Army in the East Bay was hit hard this holiday season which is a critical time for donations. In two separate incidents, thieves stole donation kettles from bell ringers.
An armed robbery near Oakland's Grand Lake neighborhood led to a gunfire exchange that left an innocent person wounded.
The official start of the commercial crabbing season has been delayed.
Hayward's first homeless navigation center is set to open Tuesday. The center will provide transitional housing and services to up to 45 homeless people living in and around the city.
San Francisco police discover body of infant near Lincoln Park Golf Course.
Attorneys for the city of Oakland filed legal papers on Friday asking a judge to issue a preliminary injunction barring Alameda County from selling its half ownership of the 155-acre Coliseum complex to the Oakland A's baseball team for $85 million.
The Bay Area has been under a Spare The Air alert all day Monday and the Bay Area Air Quality Management District has also called another alert for Tuesday.
High winds and hot temperatures caused other smaller fires to sprout up across the region as well.