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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.

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Recent Posts by Evita Garza

Umpqua Transit cuts routes due to driver shortage

Staff said four full-time drivers have called out sick.

Saving Grace reopens for pet adoptions

Visitors will not be allowed inside the building to look at the animals.

Douglas County workers helping deliver meals with Senior Services

The employees come from Douglas County Public Works, Fairgrounds, and Assessor’s Office.

Wildlife Safari provides 'escape' as coronavirus concerns rise

Visitors are already required to stay in their cars while they drive through the 600-acre park and interact with the animals.

Douglas County holds second drive-through clinic for coronavirus testing

The pilot ran on Tuesday.

Firefighters taking steps to protect against coronavirus

Officials said they require all firefighters to wear personal protective equipment, or PPE, while on medical calls to avoid catching the virus.

Pilot coronavirus drive through testing conducted in Douglas County

Officials said 17 patients were tested during the pilot. Those patients were identified by their doctors as patients who had symptoms and needed to be tested.

Emergency declaration 'opens up another set of toolboxes' for Douglas County

The declaration will allow the county to be more flexible, officials said.

Neighbors react to deadly shooting in Winston

Neighbors told KEZI 9 News that there was always tension between the two victims and DeSantiago.

Douglas County schools offering free meals during coronavirus closures

The cafeterias will be open every day of the closure, including spring break.

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