Ariana Garza is the crime reporter at KTXS News. Ariana is an Abilene native and is excited to continue her broadcasting career in the Big Country.
She began her career at KTXS in the summer of 2011 as an intern, and she eventually became a part-time reporter.
In the fall of 2011, Ariana moved back to Dallas to complete her senior year at SMU. She graduated with a bachelor of the arts degree in journalism and a minor in human rights.
During her time at SMU, Ariana freelanced for campus media and received an award from the Society of Professional Journalists for in-depth, online reporting.
Ariana also completed internships at CBS-11 and at KERA Radio. During her senior year, Ariana worked as the copy editor and social media manager for the campus human rights publication known as "Human Writes." She was also a member of the Gamma Phi Beta sorority.
In her spare time, Ariana enjoys relaxing with her family and pets, shopping and going out to the movies.