Ashlie Rodriguez

Ashlie Rodriguez

Weekend Anchor

Ashlie Rodriguez is FOX 10's weekend evening anchor and weekday reporter. She is an award-winning veteran journalist with 15 years' experience in both print and television news.

She began her career in her hometown of San Diego, California, writing for the San Diego Union Tribune after graduating from San Diego State University BA degrees in Journalism and Political Science. From there she worked at the Los Angeles Times, but soon developed a passion for videography, taking her broadcast skills to ABC 5 KFBB in Great Falls, Montana. There she covered public land rights, issues pertaining to the Blackfeet Nation, and community stories. Her biggest achievement was sharing the story of a man who recently became homeless due to an accident and his inability to work. After the story aired, a resident was so touched they offered him a job. That's when she knew the power of journalism, especially at the local level.

From there, she worked as an anchor and reporter in El Paso, Texas at ABC 7 KVIA. She worked as a beat reporter, covering the school districts, including criminal standardized testing cheating scheme inside the El Paso Independent School District. She worked as a watchdog over taxpayer money and how the school board administered funds. Along with her school reporting, she covered cartel violence, immigration, state politics and the historic visit of Pope Francis to Ciudad Juárez in 2016.

Ashlie decided to go back home for a time, working at KUSI NEWS in San Diego, where she anchored and reported on issues that were important to the people she grew up with. Many days she reported live from wildfires, and focused on the homeless crisis, the migrant crisis, small businesses, and the housing shortage, sharing stories of grief, progress, and political change. She also was chosen as one of the few reporters allowed to travel with President Donald Trump to the U.S.-Mexico border.

Ashlie took her career to Washington D.C., working as an anchor for ABC 7 WJLA. She anchored every morning as historic events began to unfold, including the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, George Floyd's death, Black Lives Matter protests, the election of President Joe Biden, and the storming of the Capitol aftermath. She remembers those days as being very frightening for this country, but she knew unbiased journalism, based in facts, and delivered with empathy, was more important than ever, especially as the country became more divided each week.

New York City was always a dream for Ashlie, and she couldn't turn down the opportunity to report and anchor in the Big Apple for FOX 5 WNYW-TV. There she was able to cover the criminal trials of former President Trump, the migrant crisis, which was peaking at an all-time high, as well as the mental health crisis that was leading to an onslaught of violent crime in the subway system. She reported live on the frontlines of the massive protests and demonstrations that broke out after Hamas' attack on Israel on October 7th.

But after being far from home, Ashlie couldn't wait to get back to the West to be closer to close to her family in San Diego and Texas. When she's not working, she is an avid outdoor enthusiast who enjoys hiking, camping, and cabining in the beautiful Arizona mountains, always bringing her dog, a Chihuahua-mix, and her Siamese cat with her. On the weekends, you can usually find her at a restaurant or church, staying active, cooking, and watching movies.

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