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
Tinley Park residents demand massive cleanup at abandoned mental health facility
Hundreds of acres in Tinley Park have sat abandoned for years since a mental health facility closed, and residents are raising concerns about contaminants including asbestos, mercury and mold.
Marni Yang's lawyers question former Bear Shaun Gayle's alibi in pregnant girlfriend Rhoni Reuter's 2007 murder
Wednesday, for the first time, lawyer for Marni Yang questioned the alibi of Rhoni Reuter's boyfriend, former Chicago Bear Shaun Gayle.
Medline shuts down Waukegan plant to comply with Illinois' new ethylene oxide emissions law
A spokesperson for Medline told ABC7 the company voluntarily shut down about a month ago as they complete construction of emissions abatement equipment.
One-time murder suspect in death of boy, 10, released after sentence reduced
A one-time murder suspect in the death of a 10-year-old boy back in 2007 has been released from prison. The boy's mother is not happy.
Learn how to throw an axe from the 'axe-perts' at Throw Nation, Ragnarok
ABC7's John Garcia visited a couple of axe throwing venues in Chicago and the suburbs to find out what the draw is.
Jerrell Dorsey sentenced to 60 years in fatal shooting of 7-year-old Heaven Sutton
Jerrell Dorsey has been sentenced to 60 years in prison for the 2012 death of 7-year-old Heaven Sutton, who was shot by a stray bullet while selling candy with her mother by their Chicago home.
Chicago high school students traveling to Des Moines to join campaign trail ahead of Iowa caucuses
As the Iowa caucuses near, some Chicago students are getting valuable experience on the campaign trail this weekend.
Man, 77, found dead after Southwest Side house fire; wife alerted to blaze by Ring camera
John Johnson, 77, was found dead in a house fire in Chicago's Wrightwood neighborhood after a Ring camera alerted his wife.
Aurora community honors local US soldier killed in Afghanistan by roadside bomb
Flags in west suburban Aurora will remain at half staff to honor a local soldier killed in combat.
Huntley School District 158 to be powered by the sun
The panels may be lightweight and portable, but the Huntley School District 158 is expecting they will provide hefty savings to the district's energy costs.