Crystal Gutierrez

Crystal Gutierrez

KRQE News 13 This Morning Anchor

You can find Crystal Gutierrez on the anchor desk every weekday from 4:30 a.m. – 7:00 a.m. on KRQE News 13.

Crystal, a New Mexico native, grew up in Socorro. She graduated from New Mexico State University with a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications. She began her career in television news at the CBS affiliate in Abilene, Texas.

Her first break in broadcasting was at a local radio station in Socorro, N.M. She made her first appearance on television news at KDBC-TV in El Paso, Texas nearly a decade ago. There, she covered all sides of the illegal immigration debate. She also covered the effects of the cartel violence in Juarez, Mexico; including interviews with cartel experts, the deaths of Mexican police officers targeted by cartel members, and U.S. hospitals being forced into lock-down after cartel victims were transported across the border.

Crystal has also covered presidential elections, including campaign visits by the Clintons and President Barack Obama in El Paso. While seeing a former and future president up close can be exciting, it was a story about a teenage boy planning his Star Wars themed funeral that Crystal still considers life-changing. The boy was only 16 when he died after battling cancer. Crystal was also impressed how down to earth Buzz Aldrin, the second man on the moon, was when she interviewed him in 2006.

Crystal made her way back home to New Mexico when she joined the KRQE News 13 team in 2008. Crystal, her fiancé, and two daughters could not see calling any other place home. When Crystal is not hunting down her next story she loves spending time with her daughters, watching movies, and traveling.

“I aspire to be a great journalist because everyone has a story to tell.”

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