One thing I learned when compiling the listing of our OKC Media Approval ratings is that we have done a poor job of including Channel 5 newscasters. Paul Folger, who likes boobs, had been the only employee from the station to be featured in this series. This was a surprisingly controversial revelation that led to many angry emails, including this one:
KOCO is the best news outlet in the state. It is completely egregious that you would ice them out just because they replaced Maggie Carlo with a dude who likes purse dogs.Signed,T. Hanadarko
This has not been on purpose, I just don't watch a lot of Channel 5. The one exception is the morning show which, thanks to the YMCA's policy of giving KOCO favoritism in the weight room, I watch sans sound while attempting to complete a full workout on the elliptical machine (huffing and puffing like Seth Rogan after chasing Michael Cera in Superbad).
Without the sound, I know almost nothing about the cast except that the male anchor, Mat Garcia, probably shouldn't plan a vacation to Arizona anytime soon. I went to his profile at the KOCO website and that did little to help me. It was little more than a LinkedIn resume with some filler about how Garcia loves (**cliche alert**) spending time with his family.
Seriously 5-Alive, step up your game. How are we supposed to go all-in on the cult of personality with your journalists if you treat them like journalists? Huh? Wait, maybe that's why our former editor Tony is a KOCO devotee.
Anyway, with that limited information, give us your opinion of Mat Garcia after the jump.