Gilma Avalos Biography
Gilma Avalos is an American anchor working for NBC 4 as a weekend evening anchor at 6 pm and 11 pm alongside Rana Novini, and she also serves as a general assignment reporter. She joined the NBC 4 news team in October 2014.
Gilma Avalos Career
El Salvador is where Avalos was born and she was brought up in Miami where she learned English as a second language. Gilma began her television career when she was 12 years as the host of “Paleokids,” which is a Spanish-language children’s program. She attended Columbia University where she graduated in 2008, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Hispanic Studies. In addition, she then interned at NBC News Partnerships at 30 Rockefeller Plaza
For her reporting on COVID-19, the NBC 4 New York station, was honored in January 2021 with the prestigious Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award. Over the years, Gilma has covered many of the Tri-State’s biggest stories since 2019 when she joined WNBC. Prior to joining WNBC, she worked at KTVT, the CBS Owned station in Dallas/Fort Worth. While she was at KTVT, she served as a weekday afternoon anchor and breaching news anchor for 5 years.
In addition, Gilma was present during the 2016 deadly ambush of five Dallas police officers and she was among the first reporters on the police robot that assisted bring down the suspect. Avalos also covered the Amber Guyger trial to the verdict and sentencing. Furthermore, before Gilma joined KTVT, she worked at NBC 6/WTVJ-TV in Miami where she served as a general assignment reporter and multimedia journalist.
While she worked for NBC 6/WTVJ-TV, she was among the first South Florida reporters who covered Trayvon Martin’s shooting death. Later on, she traveled to Sanford, Florida where she covered the trial of George Zimmerman. In addition, Gilma started her journalism career at News 12 The Bronx, where she served as an anchor. While she was at the station, she covered the 2011, Hurricane Irene. Furthermore, Avalos also assisted in developing the pilot that would later become News 12 en Español.
Gilma Avalos Salary
Avalos earns a salary of about $47,000-$120,000.
Gilma Avalos Net Worth
Avalos has an estimated net worth of about $1 Million – $7 Million which she has earned through her career as an anchor.
Gilma Avalos Age
Avalos was born on February 7, 1985, in San Salvador, El Salvador, United States. She is 38 years old as of 2023, and she celebrates her birthday on the 7th of February every year.
Gilma Avalos Height and Weight
Avalos stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches tall. However, information about her weight will be updated.
Gilma Avalos Family
Avalos likes to keep her personal life private hence she has neither disclosed the names of her parent nor those of her siblings. However, this information will be updated when available.
Gilma Avalos Husband and Children
Avalos is married to Bradley Blackburn who is a reporter and multimedia journalist for WFAA. Gilma and Bradley tied the knot on September 30, 2017, at the Marty Leonard Chapel in Fort Worth. Their wedding was officiated by The Rev. Mathew DeBlanc who is a Baptist minister. Together they have been blessed with two daughters; Blair Emilia born in June 2022, and Birdie, born in March 2020. In addition, she resides in New York together with her family.
Gilma Avalos Social Media Platform
Avalos is very active on her Twitter, and Instagram pages. She has 5.6k followers on Twitter and 2.7k followers on Instagram.