Veronica Barriga is a first-generation Latina and Los Angeles native who joined the Spectrum News 1 team as an MMJ in September 2022.

Veronica began her journalism career as a freelance entertainment reporter and red-carpet correspondent. Years later she joined the team at TMZ as a news contributor, appearing on their nationally syndicated TV show.

On the hunt to tell more impactful stories, Veronica’s passion for storytelling led her to the NBC affiliate in Tri-Cities, Washington. During her time at NBC, Veronica covered local politics, social justice, police reform, and special reports covering the missing and murdered indigenous women epidemic.  

Veronica is thrilled to join the team at Spectrum News 1, and is excited to bring light to issues affecting our local communities and the greater Texas area. In her free time, she enjoys exploring mother nature and traveling to new areas.