Laura Garcia

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Journalist, Anchor (1969)
Sun Jun 16 2019
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Laura Garcia is a multiple Emmy award-winning American news anchor and journalist. She has quality experience in the field of journalism. Growing up in a middle-class American family, she pursued her dream to be a proficient reporter, let's look deeper into her life.

Laura was born in Porterville, California on March 5, 1969. She was born to Mike Garcia (father) and Ruth Garcia (mother). Garcia is the middle child among the three children in her family. She has an elder brother and a younger sister.

Laura Garcia Engaged!

The NBC journalist is currently engaged as mentioned on her Facebook account. She posted a picture of her engagement ring on September 30, 2019. Garcia, however, has often mentioned and posted photos of her fiance and kids.

NBC's Laura Garcia showing her engagement ring on her Facebook
Image: Laura Garcia showing her engagement ring 
Source: Facebook @LauraGarcia

Scrolling through her Social media account, we know that, she is not married as of now. Garcia's fiances' name is Marcus as she's mentioned on her posts but other details of Marcus are not revealed. 

How is Laura Garcia's married life?

Laura was previously married to anchor and host Brent Cannon Schweigert, with whom she met at San Francisco while covering one of her daily hunts. After seeing each other for a while, they hopped on to tie the knot. The couple got married in the year 1997. 

Laura Garcia and her former husband Brent Cannon Schweigert on the wedding day
Image: Laura Garcia and her former husband Brent Cannon, Schweigert on the wedding day. 
Source: Wikinetworth

After the blissful marriage, they were blessed with three children, a son Jack Schweigert and two daughters Katherine Schweigert and Claire Schweigert.

Garcia and her husband looked a perfect couple outside, but inside; the relationship had soured. Garcia could not hold on with her marriage due to domestic violence as per reports.

Later on, it was surfaced that her former husband's abusive behavior led to the fall in the marriage. Also, she had to bear the pain of physical assault. In 2016, she parted away and filed a lawsuit against him for domestic violence.

As of now, Laura is rumored to be dating her co-anchor Scott Mcgrew. However, she denied their affair. As of now, she is very happy in a relationship which she's mentioned a couple of times on her social media. 

What is Laura Garcia's net worth?

Laura's net worth is estimated to be over $500,000. Her job as a journalist fetches her a handsome salary of over $80,000 annually. She always had a prosperous career with a good income source.  

Laura Garcia with her Audi
Image: Laura Garcia with her Audi. 
Source: Instagram @lauragarcianbc

Garcia spends quite a cash touring across the world with her children. She is a social person and loves partying with her colleagues. She also flaunts her cars. The following car picture is of Audi, which is pretty expensive and has a devastating price in the market.

Moreover, she is also active on social networking sites such as Instagram and Twitter.

Laura Garcia's Early Life

Garcia was a studious child since the beginning, she went to a local high school and completed her further graduation from Saint Mary's College with a degree in Communication and Government. She was active in journalism from her college days. 

Garcia and her colleague
Image: Garcia and her colleague. 
Source: Instagram @lauragarcianbc

As a student, she took part in the Youth in Government Club and was also involved in drafting bills and establishing laws in Sacramento.

Laura spearheaded her career as an assistant broadcaster on Channel 30 of San Francisco. However, she moved to KPHO in Pheonix, Arizona, where she held the post as an investigative reporter. 

Similarly, Garcia secured a job as a morning host on the show ' Today in the bay' for the NBC Bay Area, KNTV.

Laura Garcia Awards and Accolades

Laura was awarded as the Associated Press Reporter of the Year Award along with multiple Emmy and AP awards for her writing and reporting.

Garcia was also awarded by the Bay Area Women in Radio and Television as the Best Daytime Newscast Award for her work at NBC in the Bay Area.

 

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