Gabriella Mercurio

News Reporter
Baton Rouge, La.

Gabriella Mercurio is excited to join the WAFB News Team as a Reporter. She’s a South Florida native who is eager to explore Baton Rouge.

Gabriella graduated from the University of Florida in 2022 with a B.S. degree in Telecommunication News. During her time there, she won many awards, including an Edward R Murrow Award, for her work in radio and television reporting.

Before coming to WAFB, Gabriella was a Weekend Anchor and reporter at WTXL in Tallahassee, FL. She’s had experience reporting on breaking news, elections, community events, severe weather and more.

Gabriella has a passion for storytelling. She is looking forward to keeping you updated on stories that matter to you on air and online.

When she’s not working, Gabriella enjoys trying local restaurants, watching sports and spending time with her dog, family and friends.

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