This just went out in the newsroom at KNBC. Lacking details and context, sorry about that. If I get more I will post it. You may remember that Ana Garcia was moved from anchor to reporter on the investigative consumer beat two years ago. That move inspired some complaints that Latinos were getting the short end of personnel moves at the station. Garcia has won six local Emmys and last week she was nominated for two local Emmy Awards, for hard news and investigations.
Here's the memo from VP of News Todd Mokhtari:
From: Mokhtari, Todd (NBCUniversal)
Sent: Monday, June 24, 2013 5:45 PM
Subject: Ana Garcia
Team: Today is Ana Garcia’s last day at NBC4. Ana spent more than a decade at the station, working as anchor of the Midday and 6p newscast as well as an investigative reporter. Most recently Ana lead [sic] the Get Garcia consumer franchise.
Ana's reports have made a difference in people's lives and in Southern California. Some of her reports have changed laws on the federal, state andlocal level. Most recently the City of Los Angeles passed a valet law as a result of her hidden camera investigations.
Ana's won numerous awards during her time here including 6 Emmy's [sic] and was just nominated for two more last week.
Many of us also know Ana for her commitment to the community. Her charity work has always been a big part of Ana's life.
Ana has a lot to be proud of during her time here at NBC4.
We wish her the very best in her future endeavors.
NBC4 VP of News
Photo: Garcia on the job at City Hall a few years ago, from the LA Observed files.