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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Girl, 2, critically injured in Hammond shooting, police say
A 2-year-old girl was critically hurt after she was shot Wednesday in Hammond, Indiana, police said.
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Governor JB Pritzker announced new guidelines on youth sports in Illinois due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and the Illinois High School Association board announced it will delay some seasons for safer competition.
Chicago quarantine: Wisconsin, 3 other states added to COVID-19 travel order list
Wisconsin and three other states have been added to Chicago's expanding COVID-19 travel quarantine list, the city announced Tuesday.
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Horse racing returns to Arlington Park following COVID-19 closure
Although a couple months later than usual, horse racing finally returned to Arlington Park for a delayed opening day.
Chicago quarantine: Wisconsin could be next state on travel order list, posing problems for those who cross border often
Wisconsin could be the next state added to the Chicago travel quarantine order, which poses some problems for Chicagoans used to crossing the border often.
Addison father, 30, relearning to walk after spending 2 months hospitalized with COVID-19
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COVID-19 Chicago: Restrictions on bars, restaurants, gyms to be reimposed by Mayor Lightfoot
Mayor Lightfoot is going to reinstate certain restrictions on Chicago bars and restaurants after the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the city start to rise again.