WPIX gains new reporter for ayem cast

Garcia to cover general assignments

Mathew Ray Garcia has joined the reporting team of WPIX’s “WB11 Morning News” from WMAQ, NBC’s Chicago station. Addition comes as the breakfastcast is readying to expand its broadcast into the 8-9 a.m. hour.

Garcia will be a general assignment reporter for the program. At WMAQ, he was a reporter and anchor.

Garcia began his career as a college intern at CNN and has held anchor and reporter spots at stations including CBS affil KJEO Fresno and ABC affil KOAT Albuquerque. His beats have ranged from government to crime.

“Garcia is a solid reporter,” said Karen Scott, news director of the Tribune-owned WB affiliate. “He is a welcome addition to our morning news.”

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