Success! Las Vegas Evening News Anchor Credits Natas/SF Mentor Match Program

Abel Garcia is an evening news anchor with the Las Vegas Scripps Television Station

Special to ‘Off Camera’ by Abel Garcia

Transitioning from my role as a Multimedia Journalist (MMJ) at KOLO in Reno to becoming an Evening News Anchor at the Las Vegas ABC affiliate, KTNV, has been an incredible journey. As someone who grew up in Reno, I initially honed my skills in reporting and storytelling in the vibrant community of Reno. However, driven by the ambition to grow professionally, I seized the opportunity to relocate to Las Vegas and pursue a career in a larger market.

My journey was empowered by participation in our chapter’s Mentor Match program, which played a pivotal role in equipping me with the necessary knowledge and skills to thrive in a more competitive media landscape. Through mentorship and guidance, I navigated the transition smoothly, leveraging my experiences in Reno to excel in Las Vegas.

As I embark on this new chapter of my career, I am grateful for the support and mentorship that have propelled me forward. I am excited to continue serving the community and delivering impactful news coverage in my new role. Thank you to everyone who has been a part of this journey, and I look forward to the opportunities ahead.

The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences San Francisco/Northern California Chapter ‘Mentor Match’ program pairs up-and-coming journalists with experts in the industry. 

All NATAS members are eligible as it’s a perk of your annual dues. 

For a $15 annual college student membership, you can participate in our Mentor Match program.