David Garcia (1944? - August 28, 2007) was a broadcast journalist for ABC News. Garcia had the distinction of becoming one of the first Hispanic news correspondents for a major American television network in the early 1970s.
Garcia was born in Temple, Texas and attended Baylor University in the 1960s. He began his career at a local radio station and was soon hired by WFAA in Dallas, Texas. While working for ABC News, Garcia covered the White House during the Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford and Jimmy Carter administrations. He later served as chief of ABC's Latin America bureau, where he covered the assassination of Nicaraguan President Anastasio Somoza Garcia, among other stories. While working in Latin America, Garcia became interested in environmental reporting after visiting rain forests in the region. He later moved to Los Angeles, California where his career included stints at KNXT (now KCBS-TV), KNBC and KTTV. His duties at KNXT included anchoring general reporting and hosting a public affairs program titled At Issue/With David Garcia. He covered the environmental beat from the mid-1980s to the early 1990s at KNBC and from 1993 to 2001 at KTTV. In 2002 he began hosting a newsmagazine show titled Eye on Riverside County at KPSP-LP.
Garcia died in Palm Springs, California of a liver ailment at the age of 63.