A Conversation with Bianca de la Garza

1204314052Last week, the local television media went through quite a few changes, one of which was Channel 5 permanently hiring former FOX 25 reporter Bianca de la Garza to anchor its EyeOpener morning newscast.

The South Shore native has been freelancing with the station since July, and had hoped the station would keep her on board. We touched base with her to see how she’s preparing for her new full-time job.

“I can’t even tell you how happy I am,” she gushed to us. “The transition’s been great.”

She hopes to focus her reporting work on education, both highlighting the good and doing some investigative reports on issues that are important to parents.

“There’s really no one in our area focusing on education, and as a mom myself, I think it’s something you think of,” she said.

de la Garza is married to Channel 4’s David Wade, who just so happens to anchor WBZ’s morning show. The couple is accustomed to competing in local news. They met when they were field reporters for different stations in New York, and they are looking forward to their new schedule.

“I’m blessed, really,” she said happily. “For the first time in 10 years I will have time off with my husband. We’ve never had that. We’ve had either a bi-coastal relationship or never had days off together. It’s a great move for our family.”

Channel 5’s EyeOpener newscast airs from 5-7 a.m.