Rick Garcia CBS
CBS News Anchor in Los Angeles, CA
CBS News Anchor, Los Angeles
Rick Garcia began his career as a news anchor at CBS in 2011. Prior to that, he was a co-anchor for two years for KCAL9 News (also owned by CBS) on the 8pm and 10pm evening slots. During his initial time at CBS, Garcia was also host for the 6pm CBS2 News.
While at KCAL9, it was Rick Garcia who greatly assisted with the program’s elevated ranking. For example, during 2010 to 2011, that KCAL9 News slot became Southern California’s most watched prime-time news show; a tribute to Garcia’s hosting.
Some of the more notable shows Garcia has been involved in include: the Michael Hoefflin Foundation Event on which he said: “It’s so difficult to imagine having a child with cancer. And because we’ve been blessed with healthy children I feel strongly about helping the Michael Hoefflin Foundation help families fighting the disease.” In addition, he interviewed Stu Mandel on the Ventura county fire disasters through which he requested American Red Cross donations. Garcia enjoyed throwing out the 1 pitch at a Dodgers Game at their own stadium, describing it as “one of the thrills of [his] life.”
Other anchoring Garcia has done over the years include the KCBS’ 4:30am to 7:00am Morning Show and the CBS2 5pm, 6pm and 11pm News broadcasts. For his work he has been commended, via numerous Emmy nominations and wins.