Jessica Garate

Jessica Garate

KRQE News 13 Anchor

Jessica Garate is the main evening anchor for KRQE News 13 at 5:30pm and 10pm. She also anchors the News 13 at 9pm newscast on our sister station FOX New Mexico.

She grew up in west Texas and Wyoming and graduated from the University of Wyoming with a B.A. in Broadcast Journalism. Her first break was with Wyoming Public Radio. Her career has also taken her to KTWO TV in Casper, Wyoming and KWES TV in Midland, Texas.

In more than a decade as a broadcast journalist, Jessica has covered everything from education to politics. She traveled to Russia when she learned about the impact a local human rights group had in the country. The series later aired globally. She won an Emmy Award for coverage of the death of University of Wyoming student, Matthew Shepard. She exposed a grade change scandal at Rio Grande High School winning the New Mexico Associated Press Award for Continuing Coverage. She also won several awards for her anchoring from the Texas Associated Press and Wyoming Association of Broadcasters.

Jessica and her husband moved to New Mexico in 2004 and fell in love with the state. She loves hanging out with her daughter, snowboarding, running in the bosque, playing golf, traveling, and chasing her crazy dog, Lucy.

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    Fishbein, UNM soccer players look to future with hope

    The University of New Mexico men's soccer coach Jeremy Fishbein says he's not giving up hope that the decision made by the UNM Board of Regents to cut his team could be reversed.

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  • The Latest: Hospital chief: Woman stayed with girl all night

    The Latest: Hospital chief: Woman stayed with girl all night

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  • Tears, then giggles: Honduran baby is back in parents' arms
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    Tears, then giggles: Honduran baby is back in parents' arms

    SAN PEDRO SULA, Honduras (AP) - For months, a Honduran couple watched their only son grow up in videos while he was kept in U.S. government custody. That's where he took his first steps and spoke his first words. The parents got to embrace the 15-month-old boy again Friday, five months after U.S. immigration officials forcibly separated the baby from his father at the Texas border.

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  • Bush's former doctor fatally shot while biking near hospital

    Bush's former doctor fatally shot while biking near hospital

    HOUSTON (AP) - A cardiologist who once treated former President George H.W. Bush was fatally shot by a fellow bicyclist Friday while riding through a Houston medical complex, and police were trying to determine if the shooting was random or a targeted act. The shooting happened around 9 a.m. as Dr. Mark Hausknecht was going northbound through the Texas Medical Center, said Houston Police Executive Assistant Chief Troy Finner.

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  • Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat
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    Branson mourns for 17 killed in sinking of packed duck boat

    BRANSON, Mo. (AP) - The country-and-western tourist town of Branson, Missouri, mourned Friday for more than a dozen sightseers who were killed when a duck boat capsized and sank in stormy weather in the deadliest such accident in almost two decades.

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  • US presses China and Russia to enforce sanctions on NKorea

    US presses China and Russia to enforce sanctions on NKorea

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) - The United States on Friday welcomed the U.N. Security Council's united support for the fully verified denuclearization of North Korea and pressed China and Russia to strictly enforce U.N. sanctions to get Pyongyang to give up its nuclear weapons.

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  • NRA, others sue Seattle over gun-storage law

    NRA, others sue Seattle over gun-storage law

    SEATTLE (AP) - The National Rifle Association, Second Amendment Foundation and two Seattle residents are suing the city over its new gun-safety law. The lawsuit filed Friday in King County Superior Court says that the safe storage requirement violates Washington state law, which prevents cities from regulating guns, the Seattle Times reported .

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  • Judge: 'Great progress' reuniting families split at border

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    SAN DIEGO (AP) - A federal judge on Friday applauded Trump administration efforts to meet a deadline to reunite more than 2,500 children with their families after they were separated at the border. Justice Department attorneys said in federal court in San Diego that 450 children 5 and older had been reunified, up from 364 a day earlier.

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  • Hotrod team donates brains, urges same from military members

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