Evita Garza

Evita Garza joined the KEZI 9 News team as a news reporter in June 2019.

Title: Reporter

Evita Garza joined the KEZI 9 News team as a news reporter in June 2019.

Evita was born and raised in Portland, graduating from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. While in school, Evita interned at KOIN 6 News, the CBS affiliate in Portland. She also reported and produced for UO’s student-run broadcasts, Duck TV News and Oregon News.

An Oregon native, Evita is excited to be telling stories in her home state.
When she’s not chasing stories, Evita loves trying new foods, movies and hanging out with her dog.

Have a news tip? Evita wants to hear from you! Email her at: evitagarza@kezi.com. You can also follow Evita on Twitter.

Recent Posts by Evita Garza

Farm owner: Cage-free eggs a step in right direction; prices could rise

A new bill that requires farmers with more than 3,000 chickens to raise their animals cage-free is a step in the right direction, one local farm says.

McKenzie-Willamette hospital workers vote to support strike

The workers voted overwhelmingly to approve an unfair labor practice strike at the hospital during a strike vote on Monday.

Organizers cancel fourth annual Umpqua Strong run

Organizers said they were unable to gather enough volunteers to plan the event this year, but there's hope for the future.

Some moms calling paid leave law ‘beneficial’ as businesses worry about cost

The bill applies to new parents, workers caring for severely ill family members, parents caring for newly-adopted children and people recovering from an illness.

4J schools transition to eco-friendly lunches

Officials from 4J say the school district will no longer work with large food management companies to feed their students.

GloryBee lays off nearly 30 employees

A few of the laid off employees agreed to speak with KEZI 9 News anonymously about the job cuts.

4-H program teaches kids how to raise livestock at the Douglas County Fair

4-H Douglas County teaches kids in fourth through 12th grade about business while showing them how to sow, farm, raise and show livestock.

Violent video games may play role in some mass shootings, expert says

Many politicians are saying video games where the main objective involves the player shooting and killing other individuals, like Overwatch, Fortnite and Call of Duty, could lead to violent tendencies.

3 mobile homes destroyed in Goshen fire

The first call came in a few minutes before noon on Thursday.

Duck remains found at homeless camp on Willamette River island, officials say

Within the rotting food, clothing, bedding and old bike parts, officials from Parks and Open Spaces say they found the remains of a wild duck.

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