Ariana Garza has considered Alabama her sweet home since 2016.
She studied journalism and human rights at Southern Methodist University in Dallas, Tx and jumped right into her TV career at KTXS to cover the crime and courts beat — and anchor weekend newscasts — in her hometown of Abilene, Tx.
After spending two years at KTXS, Ariana moved to Oklahoma City, Ok to report for KOCO.
Two years later, Ariana and her husband welcomed their son into the world and she took a break from the news industry in order to support her husband’s exciting career move to the Magic City.
Soon after the big move, Ariana began working for the Birmingham Police Department in a community relations role as a crime prevention officer.
Ariana is excited to finally get back to her journalism roots and join CBS 42 as a multimedia journalist!
Her hobbies include thrifting, reading, watching movies (especially sci-fi and horror movies!) and exploring new restaurants and parks with her family.