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Evan Garcia

Evan Garcia

Adjunct Lecturer

Evan Garcia is an adjunct lecturer at Medill specializing in multimedia storytelling with a focus on video journalism. He has experience in front of and behind the camera as a multimedia reporter and producer for “Chicago Tonight,” a news and public affairs TV show on WTTW – Chicago PBS. As a “one-man-band” reporter, Garcia films, writes, reports and edits video stories ranging from nature, science, arts, politics and more for “Chicago Tonight.” 

His latest WTTW project is “Chicago Portraits,” a documentary video series highlighting diverse voices and characters who make up the city’s diverse 77 communities.

Prior to his current role, Garcia worked as a digital reporter at WTTW, producing photo and print stories relating to nature, science and politics. As a photographer, he’s covered numerous local and national political events, including the 2016 Democratic and Republican National Conventions – during which he produced photo stories and videos every day of the events.

In January 2016, WTTW aired “Equal Under God,” a documentary film Garcia produced the previous summer in Uganda with two Medill classmates, Andersen Xia and Abigail Hodgson. The film tells the story of Ogik Peter, a 26-year-old man with the skin condition albinism living in Sub-Saharan Africa, where witchcraft-related rituals threaten the lives of albinos. 

An East Coast native, Garcia moved to the Chicago area in 2014 to enroll in Medill’s graduate program. Prior to that, he worked in the legal field in New York City. A longtime guitarist and singer-songwriter, he also performed music in the New York City area during that time. He is a member of SAG-AFTRA.

Education

Garcia graduated from The George Washington University with a bachelor of arts degree in English and political science in 2009. During this time, he wrote for several student publications and worked for the non-governmental organization Reporters Without Borders. In 2015, he obtained his Master of Science in Journalism from Medill.

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