Garvin Thomas is a reporter, photographer, editor, and fill-in anchor for NBC Bay Area News. He produces stories under the station's Bay Area Proud banner. They are positive, inspirational stories about the people, groups, and companies making the Bay Area, and the world, a better place to live.
Garvin has more than twenty-five years experience working in television news, having spent time working in Boston, Berlin, Minneapolis, and Los Angeles before coming to the Bay Area in 2004.
Garvin started out at NBC Bay Area as a general assignment reporter, but his responsibilities and skills have grown over the years. In addition to writing and reporting, he also shoots and edits all his own stories. He also fills in as an anchor for NBC Bay Area’s morning, evening, and weekend newscasts.
Garvin has received national awards for his reporting and photography. Garvin won the 2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award from the Society of Professional Journalists for the best feature reporting in the country's 50 largest television markets. In 2014 Garvin won the Gabriel Award, given out by the Catholic Academy of Communication Professionals for feature reporting in the top 25 markets. Garvin has also won more than a dozen regional awards for his reporting and photography, including seven Emmy Awards.
Garvin, his wife Karen and their three children live in the South Bay.
If there is someone or some group you think would make for a great Bay Area Proud story, you can email Garvin at firstname.lastname@example.org, or connect with him on social media: on Twitter @GarvinThomas, on Instagram @GarvinThomasNBC and on Facebook.