John Garcia Bio, WLS-ABC 7 Chicago, Age, Height, Parents, Spouse, Children, Salary, and Net Worth

Who is John Garcia?

John Garcia is an American journalist who is working for WLS-TV as a general assignment reporter. He joined ABC 7 Eyewitness News in 1994. Upon joining the station, he initially served as the co-anchor of ABC 7 Sunday Morning News from 1995 to 1997.

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John Garcia Date of Birth / Age

Garcia is approximately in his 60s as of 2022 although his exact age is not known as he has managed to keep his date of birth away from the public. Even so, he was born and celebrates his birthday on February 9th. However, we will update the information once available.

John Garcia Height

Garcia stands at a height of approximately 5 feet and 7 inches tall.

John Garcia Parents and Siblings

Garcia was born and raised in Chicago. He manages to keep information regarding his parents, siblings, and extended members of his family away from the limelight. Nonetheless, his mom is named Pat Hoesel, and his dad Patrick. Hoesel celebrates her birthday on August 17th. He has two brothers named Dave and Tom.

Both are aged over 50 years old with Tom being the youngest. ┬áDave was born and celebrates his birthday on 24th April. Tom on the other hand was born and celebrates his birthday on 20th August. We will however update this information once it’s available to the public.

John Garcia Spouse(Wife)

Garcia exchanged vows with his wife Deborah Schoen Krieps ‘Debbie’ in February 2018. The couple celebrated their 4th wedding anniversary on February 10th, 2022. They got engaged on 16th July 2016. Debbie was born and celebrates her birthday on May 21st. The couple raises 7 children together where 4 daughters are Garcia’s and two sons and a daughter are Debbie’s. Nonetheless, the information will be updated once available.

John Garcia Kids / Children

Garcia has four daughters; Lorna, Tessa, Shona, and Jayda. Lorna was born in December 2004 and celebrates her birthday on December 21st. She is 18 years old as of 2022. Tessa Christman was born in January 2006 and celebrates her birthday on January 12th. She is 16 years old as of 2022.

Shona was born in February 2008 and celebrates her birthday on February 7th. She is 14 years old as of 2022. Jayda was born in April 9 2009 and is 13 years old as of 2022. She runs track and relay. However, we will update this information once more details concerning this are available.

John Garcia Education

After completing his high school education, Garcia went on to join the

John Garcia Career

Garcia works for WLS as a general assignment reporter. He joined ABC 7 Eyewitness News in 1994. Upon joining the station, he initially served as the co-anchor of ABC 7 Sunday Morning News from 1995 to 1997.

Prior to WLS, he served the ABC station in San Antonio, Texas, KSAT-TV as a reporter. Also, he served as a co-anchor on the morning and noon newscasts in 1994. Further, he served in Dallas, Texas from 1991 to 1994 as a reporter and a fill-in anchor at KXAS-TV.

From 1988 to 1991, he served in Albuquerque, New Mexico at KOAT-TV as a reporter and a fill-in anchor. To boot, he served in Midland, Texas from1987 to 1988 at KMID-TV as a reporter and weekend anchor. To boot, he served in Sioux City, Iowa from 1986 to 1987 at KTIV-TV as a reporter.

In his career, he has been praised with many awards counting 5 Regional Emmys and an Illinois Broadcasters Association Silver Dome Award. Additionally, he was nominated for the Drake University Young Alumni Achievement Award.

Also, he secured acknowledgment from the Associated Press with their award for ‘Best Series.’ Moreover, he got honors for ‘Best Spot News’ from the Northwest Broadcasters Association. Else, he gained the Dallas Katie Award for spot news.

Furthermore, he serves the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation on the board. Further, he served the Drake University Journalism National Alumni Board as president. Apart from that, he served the Respiratory Health Association and the ‘Character Counts program in Elmhurst as a volunteer. On a side note, he is an ardent runner. Additionally, he has finished many marathons counting the Chicago and Boston marathons.

John Garcia ABC 7 Chicago

Garcia works with ABC 7 Chicago where he serves alongside his fellow anchors, reporters, and meteorologists such as;

  1. Ravi Baichwal
  2. Karen Jordan
  3. Phil Schwarz
  4. Ryan Chiaverini
  5. Samantha Chatman
  6. Chuck Goudie
  7. Greg Dutra
  8. Larry Mowry
  9. Mark Rivera
  10. Dionne Miller
  11. Val Warner

How Much Does John Garcia Earn?

Garcia approximately earns an annual salary that ranges from $100,000-$500,000.

How Much is John Garcia Worth?

As a reporter, Garcia has been able to accumulate a net worth that ranges from $1 million to $5 million.

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