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
Suspect wanted for deadly shooting that killed 2 at tire shop in SE Houston, police say
Investigators said Manuel Armando Villeda may be traveling in a secondary vehicle, a white Acura sedan with Texas license plates LPF-4265.
2 killed in shooting at a tire shop in southeast Houston, police say
One victim's grandmother said he went to the shop to put air in his tires before getting on the road with his kids for a day in Galveston.
Trigger laws and pre-Roe laws make abortions illegal in Texas
In Texas, abortions will be illegal within 30 days of the release of the judgement from the nation's highest court.
Prostitution sting led to rescue of 7-year-old at Spring home in 'horrific condition,' Pct. 4 says
While constable deputies don't believe the 7-year-old was subjected to sexual acts, they said the girl was living at a home where her mom was being paid to perform them.
Residents in Houston's District F voice concerns amid rise in crime
City leaders have put initiatives into place to attempt to address the violence, but residents in District F say they are still concerned.
Catalytic converter ordinance in effect after rise of thefts in Houston
If someone doesn't show proof that they own the cut device, it could result in a misdemeanor charge for each catalytic converter.
Celebrations and planning for 2026 FIFA World Cup already underway
This will be the largest World Cup in history with 48 nations competing and 16 host cities across three countries, president of the Houston World Cup bid committee said.
Houston high school student killed, honored at graduation with standing ovation
A cap and gown were symbolically draped over a chair that should've been hers.
Families speak out after man confesses to stealing expensive vases from gravesites
A man is behind bars after confessing he stole bronze vases from headstones at a Rosenberg cemetery to sell them for their metal.
Biological family of 'Baby Holly' speaks about finding her four decades later
The vanished baby of a murdered couple found in Houston in the 1980s was identified and found alive this week, now her birth family speaks out.