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: You can also follow Evita on Twitter.

Recent Posts by Evita Garza

Sutherlin looking to improve transportation with grant money

City staff say they plan to improve roads, sidewalks, bike lanes and create access to recreation.

Hundreds gather for 12th annual Douglas County FFA convention

The goal? Showing students that leadership and agriculture go hand in hand.

New apartment complex planned in Roseburg

A Eugene-based property owner is planning on building a nine-building apartment complex.

Animal shelter overcrowded with rabbits in Roseburg

There has been an increase in rabbits being brought to the Roseburg shelter since early 2018, officials added.

Man dead, woman injured after falling 70 feet from cliff in Umpqua National Forest

The two got lost and fell down a cliff near Umpqua Hot Springs.

Tech would help NASA astronauts breathe on Mars, Myrtle Creek company says

Researchers say they are working on a machine that recycles carbon dioxide and convert it to oxygen.

Winston-Dillard School District seeks to prevent human trafficking

Members of the task force say they’re focused making sure educators have this knowledge before going into the school year because they say youth are most likely to get trafficked, especially in a rural area along I-5.

Unofficial Umpqua Strong run set in wake of cancellation

Organizers say the community was disappointed the race was canceled, so they decided to plan an unofficial event for anyone who wanted to run anyway.

Roseburg firefighter urges blood donations after seeing need firsthand

The Roseburg Fire Department held the second annual Firefighters Care Blood Drive on Tuesday at the Roseburg American Red Cross.

Family honors former Winston-Dillard fire captain this Labor Day

Tom Weiss was a captain of the Winston-Dillard Fire District and a passionate pilot. He passed away in October 2014 in a mid-air plane collision over the Nevada desert.

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