Before becoming a reporter, Gabriel served as an administrative and legal services specialist in the Marine Corps. Journalistically, Gabriel has covered Minnesota state politics for KSTP-TV, business for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and the metro beat for the Star Tribune. He graduated with distinction from the University of Minnesota’s school of journalism, is a National Newspaper Association Foundation Washington News Fellow and a member of Kappa Tau Alpha. He was Crossing the Divide fellow with The GroundTruth Project in 2017. On that journey, Gabriel was interested in exploring how and why there is seemingly no room for compromise between Republicans and Democrats. Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Gabriel has previously witnessed the division of a country.