Ashlie Rodriguez is a general assignment reporter at FOX 5. Rodriguez is a multiple award-winning journalist, with more than a decade of experience covering the biggest stories in the county through empathetic interviewing and impactful storytelling. She has traveled across the nation, covering the U.S. Supreme Court's overturning of Roe v. Wade, the Coronavirus pandemic, BLM protests, immigration and border issues, including interviewing President Trump during his visit to the U.S.-Mexico Border.
Rodriguez joined FOX 5 in 2022, leaving Washington D.C. where she was the weekday morning anchor at WJLA,. She worked as an investigative reporter for the evening newscasts. Previously, Rodriguez worked at KUSI News in San Diego, California, anchoring the weekend newscasts and working as the prime-time lead reporter. Before that, she worked as an anchor and reporter at KVIA in El Paso, Texas and Great Falls, Montana. Rodriguez started her career in print journalism, writing for National Review in Washington D.C, the San Diego Union Tribune and Los Angeles Times.
Rodriguez has a heart for children, advocating for focusing on improving the lives of those living in foster care, poverty, and abusive situations. She volunteers with a number of non-profit organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of American, Foster the Family, and Feed America.
Born into a military family, Rodriguez grew up in San Diego, California, moving to various American cities throughout her childhood, including Albuquerque, Atlanta and Newport, Rhode Island, as well as abroad in Mexico City, Mexico. She is a graduate of San Diego State University, earning two Bachelor of Arts degrees in Political Science and Journalism. She and her long-time partner live in Manhattan. Together they care for their beloved dog and cat.
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Thousands braved the chilly NYC fall temperatures in the costumes to celebrate the 50th annual Village Halloween parade.