In Palm Springs, Margarita Leaving KMIR for Nonprofit

By Andrew Gauthier 

The Desert Sun

Local television news reporter and weekend anchor Gloria Margarita is leaving KMIR 6 to head up a local nonprofit group that benefits minority high school students.

Margarita, 28, will serve as the executive director of the Reynaldo J. Carreon M.D. Foundation, she told The Desert Sun on Tuesday.

The organization has given more than $1 million in scholarships to local college-bound students since 1992, according to its Web site.

A recipient of a Carreon scholarship herself, Margarita said she hopes to raise public awareness of the foundation, strengthen its public outreach and send more students to college.

Margarita joined the local NBC affiliate in January 2006 and has been a weekend anchor for the past couple of years.

“I just kind of felt like my strength at KMIR 6 has always been helping with different community events,” she said. More…