John Garcia
John Garcia is a general assignment reporter for ABC 7 Eyewitness News, Chicago's top-rated station for news. He joined ABC 7 Chicago in 1994 and served as co-anchor of ABC 7 Sunday Morning News from 1995-97.

Garcia came to ABC 7 from KSAT-TV, the ABC station in San Antonio, Texas, where he co-anchored the morning and noon newscasts (1994). Previously, he worked as a reporter and fill-in anchor at KXAS-TV in Dallas, Texas (1991-94).

From 1988-91, Garcia served as a reporter and fill-in anchor at KOAT-TV in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Earlier in his career, he was a reporter and weekend anchor at KMID-TV in Midland, Texas (1987-88) and a reporter at KTIV-TV in Sioux City, Iowa (1986-87).

Garcia has been honored with numerous awards, including five Regional Emmys and an Illinois Broadcasters' Association Silver Dome Award. He was chosen for the Drake University Young Alumni Achievement Award. He won recognition from the Associated Press with their award for Best Series and received Best Spot News honors from the Northwest Broadcasters Association. He also won the Dallas Katie Award for spot news.

Garcia serves on the board for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He is past president of the Drake University Journalism National Alumni Board. He has served as a volunteer for the Respiratory Health Association, as well as the 'Character Counts' program in Elmhurst. He is a member of the Chicago Association of Hispanic Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

An avid runner, Garcia has competed in numerous marathons including the Chicago and Boston marathons.

Garcia is a Chicago native. He earned his B.A. degree in Broadcast Journalism in 1986 from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa. He is married and enjoys spending time with his four daughters.

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John's Stories
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An explosion close to Rockton, Ill. took place at Chemtool chemical plant Monday morning. Officials say the fire could burn for days.
Mongopalooza benefit concert held for Steve McMichael after ALS diagnosis
A benefit concert was held in Romeoville Saturday night for former Chicago Bears Hall of Famer and Super Bowl champion Steve McMichael following his recent ALS diagnosis.
Charges filed, man arrested in girl's 1972 murder, assault, Naperville police announce
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Frida Kahlo Exhibit opens at College of DuPage art museum in Glen Ellyn
Any major museum in the world would be proud to display a collection of Frida Kahlo's works. You can find them at a community college in west suburban Glen Ellyn.
Community groups come together to keep peace, prevent violence over Memorial Day weekend
Several community groups partnered up to keep the peace during Memorial Day holiday weekend, which often a violent one in Chicago.
Historic McHenry roller rink destroyed by 'suspicious' fire
A historic roller rink in northwest suburban McHenry was completely destroyed by a "suspicious" fire overnight.
Former Just For Fun roller rink in McHenry destroyed by fire
A huge fire broke out Thursday night at the site of the former "Just For Fun" roller rink in north suburban McHenry.
Baby girl killed in Near West Side hit-and-run; suspect at large, police say; $5K reward offered
A $5,000 reward has been offered to help find the person responsible for the fatal hit-and-run that killed a baby girl early Thursday morning on Chicago's Near West Side.
Aurora looks to reopen full-capacity events beginning in mid-June
Downtown Aurora is pretty quiet, with few people out and many businesses closed. But Aurora's mayor is hoping to change that starting in a little more than two weeks.
Retirees, volunteers pitch in to help active Chicago police officers working long hours
Nearly 1,000 volunteers have stepped up to help Chicago officers with their daily chores and errands.