Christina Garcia is a reporter for WLOX News. She started her career in 2011 as a Web Producer for WLOX.com, and eventually expanded her work to include a TV segment on weekend events called Weekend Whereabouts.
Garcia is a avid news hound and is always looking for stories that South Mississippians need to know. She has also a played a pivotal role in organizing the state's annual United Way campaign.
Before joining WLOX, Garcia graduated from the University of South Alabama with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mass Communications and a minor in Political Science.
Garcia is of Filipino and Irish descent and was born in Oxford, CA. She spent a few years living in Jacksonville, FL, and in Athens, Greece because of her father's work as a Seabee. But for most of her life, she's called South Mississippi home. She attended St. John Elementary and High School and later graduated from Harrison Central High School in 2005.
She's now a married mother of two, and always looking for a good story idea. If you see her out or on Facebook tell her what you'd like to see on WLOX News and WLOX.com.
A South Mississippi couple is angry after they say another inmate attempted to kill their son at the South MS Correctional Institution in Leakesville. It's the same jail where three inmates died and convicted murderer Pretty Boy Floyd escaped from just this month.
Students throughout the coast are heading back to school this week. Teachers have been preparing lesson plans, but they've also been learning ways to keep their students safe. Monday morning D'Iberville educators learned that in an active shooting situation every second counts.
There's new leadership in the Bay-Waveland School District. Dr. Sandra Reed will oversee the district's 5 schools, all students and over 200 employees. On Thursday, she talked to WLOX on camera for the first time since being named superintendent on July 1.
This Monday, August 6 George County students head back into the classroom. In preparation of those students, George County School District teachers listened to motivational speakers Wednesday morning- all of them emphasizing the importance of what they do as educators.
Imagine you're leaving home, and as you back your car out on the driveway part it sinks in the ground. That actually happened to a Moss Point man last month as he pulled out of his Jefferson Avenue home.