Daniela Hurtado
Award-winning journalist Daniela Hurtado joined the ABC13 Eyewitness News team in March of 2022. Before ABC13 she reported in Florida at ABC7-WWSB, where she spearheaded coverage on stories that garnered national attention like the Brian Laundrie/Gabby Petitio case, the unemployment crisis and the environmental concerns at Piney Point.

Before her time in Sarasota she worked for two and a half years in Bismarck North Dakota at KFYR-TV as a crime, courts, and investigative reporter. While there, Hurtado won a regional investigative award for an investigation on illegal gun trade among other awards for her reporting on voting rights of Native Americans and the surge in drugs across North Dakota.

Her journey began at the University of Florida (GO GATORS!!) where she acquired her journalism degree with a focus on political science. During her time there she also won several investigative and spot news awards for her reporting in North Central Florida at WUFT-TV.

Daniela was born in Venezuela in a town called Barquisimeto. Her family immigrated to Miami, Florida, when she was five years old and that's where she grew up. English is her second language and she is proud to be fully bilingual. Daniela knew she wanted to be a journalist at a young age and is passionate about telling the stories of people in her community and holding the powerful accountable.

During her time outside of work, Daniela is a true crime junkie. She loves listening to podcasts and watching cold case documentaries. She loves meeting new people and you can find her on her days off adventuring around town with her female golden retriever Charli. If it's the fall, she's glued to the TV watching SEC football!!

Daniela is excited to be a part of the ABC13 team and to tell YOUR stories, get you answers and be a megaphone for the voiceless across the Houston community.

Have a story? Let's chat, amigos!! Email Daniela.C.Hurtado@abc.com

You can also find her on social media at Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Daniela's Stories
'It was like a mad dash:' Clear Creek ISD senior set to graduate following fight to finish
"Just total relief that I finished high school. So I can get on with my life and start a new chapter. Cause I'm really excited about that," said Logan Ward.
$25K reward offered to find 'vicious killers' in shooting death of 14-year-old in west Houston
In an emotional plea to the public, the victim's father stated he fears this could happen to someone else if the suspects are not found.
Missionary sentenced to prison for sexually assaulting child a decade ago
Prosecutors called the religious leader a "career child predator" and fear there could be more victims out there.
'We're done with COVID, but COVID is not done with us': Doctors warn of new sub omicron variant wave
A summer surge could be coming as a new sub omicron variant begins to infect people. A Houston health expert said the variant is the most infectious yet.
Baby formula distribution event held in Third Ward to help families
Dozens of families in a line wrapped around a high school in the Third Ward on Saturday, all in hopes of getting their hands on baby formula
1 of 5 people suspected in Heights High School shooting is in custody, HISD police say
The teenager is one of five people suspected for their involvement in the shooting that wounded a student, Houston ISD police said.
Some neighbors pushing back on Third Ward Historic District designation proposal
While some agree the community is rich in history and helped shape Houston, they say the proposal would be a financial burden for many who have lived there for decades.
Some concerned for ramifications if Roe v. Wade is overturned
People across the country are now wondering what will happen to IVF and certain methods of birth control.
American country music singer, songwriter Mickey Gilley dies at 86, according to Mayor of Pasadena
After moving to Pasadena, Texas, in 1971, he opened his world-famous honky-tonk nightclub, Gilley's.
Man hospitalized after being shot in the neck in north Houston
The suspect was helping a woman pick up her belongings from a halfway house when an argument began, according to HPD.