Gloria Taylor Weinberg is a fourth-generation Floridian who retired from a 22-year career as a journalist with the Fort Pierce Tribune in 2001. She now writes for Indian River Magazine, based in Fort Pierce, where she has lived for more than 40 years. Gloria is a self-taught writer who worked her way up through the ranks at the Tribune, holding positions including photographer, reporter, columnist, Port St. Lucie Editor and Life Editor. When she retired, Gloria was the Tribune’s Projects Editor. She also wrote a weekly feature called “Tributes,” which told the life stories of recently deceased St. Lucie County residents. The series won the Florida Society of Professional Journalists’ first place award for excellence in 2000. Gloria's Sunday columns won awards from the Florida Society of Newspaper Editors from 1996 to 1999. In 2000, she led the team that earned the FSNE’s first place award for a series of 17 stories on the Indian River Lagoon as well as the FSNE’s Gold Medal for Public Service. The project also won first place for in-depth reporting from the Florida Society of Professional Journalists. Before she became a writer, Gloria spent seven years as a firearms instructor at Indian River Community College Police Academy while competing in state and U.S. Regional Police Combat matches. She was the academy's first firearms training coordinator.
Gloria's debut novel, “A Homicide in Hooker’s Point,” earned a 2011 Royal Palm Literary Award from the Florida Writers Assoc.