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Wednesday, June 09, 2021

Rita Garcia joining abc13 KTRK


Rita Garcia

Rita Garcia has signed off FOX 11 KTTV Los Angeles and said she's returning to I will place my bet...maybe the former FOX 26 KRIV morning anchor is returning to Houston at abc13 KTRK?

Rita Garcia is joining abc13 KTRK Houston as morning anchor to replace Tom Koch. I was right!

"So many great stories, memories & lifelong friendships have been made here & I will forever treasure these," Garcia tweeted.  "Right now though, it’s important to be closer to family. Stay tuned for my next adventure... XO."

Watch Rita sign off FOX LA

I have been thinking of what big job someone of Garcia's stature could return to and the one I think of is the anchor seat left vacant from Tom Koch's channel 13 retirement.

Houston viewers still love Rita Garcia

At first I thought Garcia would return to a Texas FOX owned television station like Fox 26 KRIV Houston, FOX 4 KDFW Dallas-Fort Worth or FOX 7 Austin KTBC.  However, if that were the case, wouldn't FOX LA just announce that since she would be joining a sister-station?

Plus, I can tell from my own blog stats that Garcia is still very popular from her channel 26 days, so Houston makes lots of sense and there are no other high-profile anchor jobs open at the moment in H-Town TV. 

Speaking of popularity, my recent post about Garcia's recent wedding had lots of Houston readers.

From Fox 26 to Fox 11 KTTV's Good Day LA

Garcia left FOX 26 in December of 2017 for FOX 11's "Good Day LA." 

She arrived at Houston's channel 26 in December 2011 as a weekend anchor from KCBS/KCAL Los Angeles where she worked as a freelance reporter. In 2013, Garcia was promoted to the Fox Television Station's morning show where she remained until her California promotion.

Prior to Houston, Garcia was the KRGV Rio Grande Valley Cameron County bureau reporter.

The Texas State University graduate interned at FOX 7 KTBC and KXAN - both in Austin.

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