I-Team Investigative Journalist Ana Garcia is the hard-hitting reporter on “Get Garcia, Get Results,” a consumer news segment which exposes fraud, corruption and exploitation. “Get Garcia, Get Results” was launched in April 2012 and appears on multiple NBC4 Southern California newscasts.
Garcia has won nearly every industry award for her investigative pieces, and has been honored as Journalist of the Year five times by the Los Angeles Press Club. She prides herself on investigating tough cases ignored by regulatory agencies and finds it rewarding to give an individual an empowering voice that can help so many others in similar situations.
“Get Garcia, Get Results” examines a broad spectrum of issues, from simple matters like a wrongfully issued parking ticket and Facebook hacking to more difficult problems, such as a family losing their home due to fraud and the needless death of a veteran denied appropriate medical treatment. In addition to investigations, “Get Garcia, Get Results” provides useful tips and information to prevent consumers from becoming victims of deception.
Many of Garcia’s investigations have led to legislative change. Her exposé of big-city contracts and campaign contributions in Los Angeles led to both a federal fraud trial and a revision in the city’s fundraising rules. California and federal towing laws were amended and toughened after Garcia’s undercover story on unlicensed tow truck drivers.
Garcia is the only reporter to capture a sex trafficking ring operating in Northern San Diego County. This groundbreaking investigation earned her a Los Angeles Emmy Award for Outstanding Hard News Reporter, an award she also won for her undercover investigation of unscrupulous parking valets.
During her career, Garcia has won numerous local-area Emmy Awards, Golden Mikes and regional Edward R. Murrow Awards for her investigative work. She was also honored by the Downtown Women’s Center with an Angel Award for her work as a board member of the Good News Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by the women of Los Angeles television news. Through the Good News Foundation, she helped build a playground is South Los Angeles, a library in a women’s center and a computer center in a domestic violence shelter. Additionally, the Good News Foundation awards charitable grants to local non-profit organizations and scholarships to aspiring journalism students.
Raised in New York, Garcia holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication from St. John’s University.