SAN ANTONIO - Selena Garza is the Executive Producer for News 4 WOAI's Storm Tracker 4 team.
Selena grew up right here in San Antonio and earned a BA in Communication from St. Mary's University.
Selena's primary responsibility is producing the weather portions of the newscasts. She specializes in the technology that weather folks use on air. As a weather guru she translates complex forecast computer models and Dual Polarization Radar images into easy to understand weather graphics you see on TV and WOAI.com. Selena also specializes in writing weather-related stories and how it effects you and your family.
Working closely with her second family, John Gerard, Albert Flores, and Siobhain Anders, Selena thrives on making sure every piece of weather equipment is used to its fullest, giving the latest details as to what's going on right now and what you can expect in the future.
It is important to Selena to not only keep up with the latest and greatest in the meteorological industry, but to use technology to help viewers better understand how the weather affects them. So Selena works closely with computer technicians to create images that have never been seen before.
When storms threaten, she makes sure you can get your latest up to the minute weather updates online, on the radio, through Weatherline, Twitter, Facebook, and, of course, in our newscasts.
"I can't control the weather, but I can help plan your day around it,” explains Selena. “You not only get the forecast, but I can give you as much detail as possible so you know what and when to expect it.”
Feel free to call or email Selena anytime you're planning an event, a wedding, a birthday party -- or even if you just want to know the forecast. She loves helping San Antonians plan their day around the weather.
Selena spends her spare time with husband Cary (where she gets the last name Garza). Selena's heritage is Chinese. Selena and Cary have two beautiful children. She spends most of her weekends at CYO games watching her kids play soccer, basketball and T-ball. If you ask her what’s her all time favorite thing to do, she’ll tell you watching scary movies!
You'll see Selena on air occasionally, especially during severe weather when we'll mic her up as she helps the weather team track the storms.
Email Selena at SelenaGarza@woaitv.com.