Catherine Garcia joined NBC 7 San Diego as the station's weekend 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. co-anchor in 2003. She now anchors the San Diego News at 4pm, 6pm & most recently joined Mark Mullen for the 11pm Late News. Don't miss her award-winning San Diego Explained stories (produced with the Voice of San Diego) during the News at 6:00 pm on Wednesdays.
Catherine comes to San Diego from Dallas, Texas where she worked as the morning and weekend evening anchor for the ABC station WFAA. She also spent three years in Austin as a morning anchor at KTBC-TV and a year in El Paso at KTSM-TV as an anchor/reporter. She got her start in journalism working behind the scenes at CNN Headquarters in Atlanta and with the CNN Los Angeles Bureau.
A California native, Catherine received her bachelor's degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Spanish from the University of Southern California. She also studied abroad through the Semester at Sea program, traveling to South America, Africa and Asia.
Catherine spends most of her free time hanging out with her husband, son, two cats and yellow Labrador. You’ll also find her glued to her iPad much of the time, thanks to a slight obsession with Facebook and Twitter. But she also enjoys volunteering throughout the community, cooking and trying new restaurants, practicing yoga, cheering for the USC Trojans and traveling.
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