WFAA-TV Dallas/Fort Worth
Ms. Campos is often asked about her “Wednesday's Child" reports that appeared on two broadcasts a week on Channel 8 and on the digital channel 8.2. Gloria produced the reports starting in 1989, and at the time of her retirement was told the adoption rate is almost 70%. Officials at the Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services report that the Dallas region, which consists of 19 counties in North Texas, arranges adoption for 25% of all the children in state-licensed foster care. They gave Gloria’s "Wednesday's Child" reports a lion-share of the credit.
Gloria enjoys reading, gardening, movies and what a friend calls, "junk-tiquing”. She collects all sorts of stuff. You might have noticed her extensive butterfly pin collection, which she wore on-air occasionally. Campos also volunteers for various non-profit groups too numerous to list here. Her interests revolve around education and women and family issues.
Most folks don't know that Gloria is a proud honorary lifetime member of the Texas PTA. It's an honor she received for volunteering to speak at career days, Hispanic Heritage events, mentoring and reading. Visiting schools is one of her favorite activities.
Some other awards and recognitions she is proud of: three time recipient TV/Broadcast News Award of Excellence (1994, 2006, 2008), American Women in Radio and Television Dallas-Ft Worth Chapter--- "2010 Texas Tech University College of Mass Communications - Double T Award” for excellence in Public Service for her weekly "Wednesday's Child reports", The DALLAS 25 one of the North Texas region's most influential residents, 2007 Ft Worth Star-Telegram Reader's choice Best TV Newswoman, 2007 "Women of Spirit" award from the American Congress of Jewish Women Dallas Chapter, 2002 Mother of the Year (one of three recipients) Dallas Can! Academy, 2001 Buck Marryat Award for career achievement from the Press Club of Dallas, the 2001 Woman of the Year award from LES FEMMES DU MONDE, Lifetime Achievement award from WOMEN IN FILM: Dallas, 1995 MAURA AWARD Women Helping Women Award from the Women's Center of Dallas and 1991 Girl's Inc. "She Knows Where She's Going" Award.
Gloria feels blessed to have enjoyed such a long and gratifying career and hopes that this information gives you a better picture of the woman behind the news desk. Campos’ husband, Lance Brown, is a freelance writer and broadcasts sporting events for Irving Community Television. Gloria and Lance have been married for more than 20 years.