School: University of Missouri
Hometown: Naperville, Ill.
Year Joined KRCG 13: 2013
Garrett Bergquist joined KRCG 13 as a general assignment reporter in July of 2013 after completing his education at the University of Missouri. During his time at the station, he has established himself among Missouri's statehouse press corps, covering stories ranging from the resignation of House Speaker John Diehl to the record-breaking filibuster over Senate Joint Resolution 39. In the summer of 2016, the Kansas City Press Club recognized his capitol reporting with its Gold Award for small-market beat reporting. Garrett also helps coordinate KRCG 13's election coverage.
In addition to his reporting duties, Garrett is the first television journalist in mid-Missouri to become an FAA-certified commercial unmanned aerial system operator. He helped establish KRCG 13's drone journalism program.
He is always on the lookout for a good story, whether it's an obscure bit of public policy or an interesting find at the Lake of the Ozarks.
Garrett holds a Master of Arts degree in public affairs reporting and a Bachelor's degree in convergence journalism, both from the University of Missouri's School of Journalism. He reported for the NBC affiliate KOMU 8 for two years as part of his journalism studies, concentrating on political issues.
Garrett has a keen interest in history and politics. When he isn't reporting, you can typically find him reading a history book or perusing a museum. He also enjoys travel and the outdoors, and is a lifelong motorsports fan.