Gadi Schwartz is a general assignment reporter for NBC4 Southern California. An award-winning journalist, he reports weekly for NBC4 News at 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. His most recent news stories can be viewed here.
Schwartz joined NBC4 after spending nearly a decade at KOB-TV, the NBC affiliate, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he was a weekend co-anchor and managing investigator for the “4 On Your Side” Investigative Unit.
As a journalist, Schwartz believes it is his responsibility to hold the powerful accountable and expose stories of injustice in hopes of bringing about positive change. He is lauded for his investigative journalism skills and has been credited with breaking some of the most important and memorable investigative stories in New Mexico’s recent past, including an expose into a Public Regulation Commissioner’s embezzlement of government money and prescription drug addiction. Other news stories he has uncovered have led to high level resignations, landslide elections and political reform.
The son of Sergio Schwartz, a former journalist for Univision in Albuquerque, Schwartz spent much of his childhood shadowing his father. He believes broadcast journalism builds a sense of community, and despite the differences that may exist, people have far more in common.
Of Hispanic descent and fluent in Spanish, Schwartz was born in Guatemala City, and moved with his family to Belen, New Mexico, and later to Albuquerque when he was seven. He graduated from New Mexico State University with a bachelor’s degree in Government and Journalism with a minor in International Relations.
Over the course of his career, Schwartz has received multiple industry awards, including two honors from the New Mexico Broadcaster's Association for ‘Best Investigative Reporter’ and ‘Best Reporter.’ He also received a Rocky Mountain Emmy Award for ‘Feature Reporting’ in 2012, was recognized for “Best General News’ and ‘Best Editing’ by the Associated Press New Mexico.
Schwartz enjoys photography and engaging in outdoor sports, including kayaking, skiing and rock climbing. Since moving to Southern California, his latest undertaking is learning to surf.