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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The Lake County Board has no authority to ban weapons, but it voted to support a state bill that would ban both automatic weapons and large magazines for ammunition.
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Chicago Police Officer Ella French honored with memorial 1 year after shooting death in line of duty
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Stevenson expressway shooting involving off-duty CPD officer leaves woman critically injured
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South suburban native Bryant Young to be inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame
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Chicago summer festivals in full swing this weekend from Fiesta Del Sol to Lollapalooza
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