Who is ABC 13’s Rita Garcia?
Rita Garcia anchors the morning newscasts at ABC 13 during weekdays. Prior to joining the station, Rita worked as a morning anchor in Los Angeles on Good Day LA (KTTV – FOX 11). We have discussed everything that you need to know about her so keep scrolling.
Rita Garcia Age, Height
Garcia is currently 35 years old. She was born on April 24, 1988, in Austin, Texas, USA. Garcia stands at a height of 5 feet 4 inches.
Rita Garcia Education
Garcia graduated cum laude from Texas State University in San Marcos with a degree in electronic media.
Rita Garcia Husband
Rita is married to Sergio Selvera. The couple married in 2021 and they continue to enjoy their blissful marriage. Garcia and her husband welcomed their first child, a daughter named Jordan in January 2023.
She announced it online by posting pictures of herself holding baby Jordan alongside her husband, Sergio Selvera. The couple received heartful messages from every corner of the media from her colleagues at ABC 13 to the viewers and listeners of the station.
Baby Jordan was born barely a few days after ABC 13 meteorologist Rachel Briers announced the arrival of her second child, a baby girl called Laine. Briers and Garcia were among five ABC 13 crew members who announced late last year that they were expecting kids.
Rita Garcia Salary
Garcia earns an average salary of $87,637. She works as a weekday morning anchor at ABC 13. Her wages have increased over the years that she has worked in mainstream media.
Rita Garcia Career From KRG to ABC 13
Garcia started her television career as the bureau chief for Cameron County at ABC KRG – Ch 5 in the Rio Grande Valley in South Texas. She covered several cross-border stories for her assignments. In 2009, she relocated to Houston while still employed with Fox 26.
Rita previously worked as a morning anchor for Good Day LA KTTV-Fox 11 in Los Angeles before joining ABC 13, however, she has been around Texas since 2021.
Her parents bought her a cassette recorder with a microphone when she was very young so she could read her stories aloud, and that sparked her interest in journalism. She would frequently record herself rehearse and look at where she is today. Amazing!
She covered several notable events, such as the fire at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris, the 2009 and 2011 NBA Finals, Kobe Bryant’s fatal accident, the Woolsey Fire in California, the Oscars and Emmy red carpet appearances, Super Bowl 51, Hurricane Harvey, the 2017 and 2018 World Series, and Michael Jackson’s death.
The Los Angeles Times featured Rita for establishing herself as the first morning news anchor in LA to stream a full live morning program from her house during the 2020 coronavirus pandemic.
Rita Garcia Net Worth
The ABC 13 journalist has a net worth that ranges between $1 million – $3 million. She has created a stable source of income thanks to her career which spans over 10 years.
What Did Rita Study in College?
Garcia studied electronic media at Texas State University where she also graduated summa cum laude with a degree.