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Reporter Saul Garza, longtime early morning stalwart on Fox4's Good Day, is leaving the station to start new career


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Reporter Saul Garza, a 19-year veteran of D-FW’s Fox4 and a mainstay of the station’s No.1-rated early morning newscasts, has opted to leave the station after declining to sign a new contract.

Garza, whose contributions also include the longstanding “What’s Buggin’ You?” consumer troubleshooting feature, told unclebarky.com Monday that he’s turned down a two percent raise and has a new job lined up, which he’ll announce later.

“I. AM. DONE. My contract ends May 31,” he says. “For now that is my last day but hoping they cut me loose sooner. So, so excited to be done with news.”

Garza said he’d been looking for about a year-and-half for other possibilities. He joined Fox4 as a freelancer in 1999, and by his estimation has been a field reporter for the station’s early morning Good Day “for at least 12 years.”

“That’s something I won’t miss -- getting up at 2:30 a.m.,” Garza says. “I’m just tired of the hours. Tired of the news grind. Covering the same story year after year. Standing at the ‘Hi-5’ during ice storms telling people to stay off the roads. I want to try something else. I have made a ton of connections and I want to use my talents elsewhere.”

Garza, who has a Radio-TV-Film degree from the University of North Texas, initially worked at KRGV-TV in Weslaco, TX. He then became the featured biliingual reporter with Milwaukee’s WDJT-TV. During his long tenure at Fox4, Garza’s also been president of the D-FW chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.

His bio on Fox4’s website includes this advice to young Hispanics, whatever their profession: “Don’t let anyone tell you you can’t do anything. Don’t take no for an answer and don’t be afraid to speak your mind.”

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