Crystal Garcia

Reno, NV
Crystal Garcia

Crystal comes to KOLO 8 News Now from East Los Angeles. She graduated from Long Beach State and started her career in journalism as an intern at KTLA-TV.

She also explored entertainment news while working at TMZ.

KTLA offered her a job, and she worked her way up to assignment editor. She moved to eastern Washington (Yakima/tri-cities) in 2016 and worked at KNDU/KNDO as an MMJ and as a fill-in anchor.

In 2018, Crystal decided to move back to LA to be with family and help care for her grandparents while freelance hosting/reporting and working part-time at a non-profit.

She took a monthlong trip across Europe in 2021 before joining KOLO on Valentine’s Day 2022 where she fell in love with the Biggest Little City.

Crystal’s favorite part of being a journalist is getting out into the community. She says every day is a new adventure and she gets to meet people from different walks of life and learn about them. “The fact that as a journalist people are vulnerable with me, entrust me to tell their story, it is something I do not take lightly. So every story, I try to give it the best effort and respect it deserves…and I will do that here too.”

Crystal is the oldest of four and says family is everything to her. She loves exploring, whether it’s a new city or a new restaurant or local business.