About the Reporting Labs
PBS NewsHour Extra Student Reporting Labs are classrooms, after-school programs and clubs around the country producing original, inspiring reports about how national and global issues affect local communities.
Gil Garcia has an extensive background in film production and has worked for companies such as GSD&M, LatinWorks and 501 Post.
A graduate of the University of Texas RTF program, he is currently in his seventh year teaching digital filmmaking at Austin High School.
Gil also serves as a media education consultant for the Austin Independent School District as well as the PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs Project. He is also a freelance filmmaker and is currently in post production on a documentary for PBS.