For the last two years, WGXA News’ Eric Garlick has been bringing all the latest weather coverage to the residents of Macon, Georgia. The community also got glimpses into his personal life, including the recent addition the weather anchor and his wife welcomed to their family. But now, he’s moving on to a new venture. After his co-anchors announced that their chief meteorologist was leaving the station, he did his last forecast on WGXA News, and viewers want to know where Eric Garlick is going next. Get all the details on his exit from WGXA News.
Eric Garlick Wraps Last Day at WGXA News
Eric Garlick grew up in Michigan and attended Central Michigan University from 2007 to 2011. He earned a BS in Meteorology and a minor in mathematics before beginning his career in broadcast.
Garlick started his career in Davenport, Iowa, and later moved to Evansville, Indiana. He was a meteorologist in Oklahoma City before arriving in Macon, Georgia, in 2021.
WGXA News gave him the biggest opportunity of his career, assigning him as chief meteorologist of their weather team. A certified broadcast meteorologist by the American Meteorology Society, his work in Georgia has been phenomenal.
Besides his on-air work, Macon residents also got glimpses of Garlick’s personal life. Before he arrived in Georgia, he married his wife, Lauren, on August 18, 2018. He became a new dad when his daughter, Georgia (named after the Peach State), was born in July 2020. And their son, Porter Robert Garlick, was born in October 2022.
WGXA News anchors Amanda Peralta and Greg Loyd revealed shortly before going on the air that it would be their last newscast with Eric Garlick. They gave him an on-air farewell during the 11:00 p.m. newscast and shared messages on their respective social media.
Before their last newscast, Loyd wrote, “Tonight’s 11p is our last time together on WGXA. Eric Garlick Meteorologist, I’m going to miss you so very much. Thank you for being such a wonderful friend.”
Meanwhile, Peralta wrote, “He will be missed but we are wishing him all the best in this new chapter!”
Neither Garlick nor his colleagues have shared why he is leaving and where he is going next. Garlick shares only weather-related information on his official Facebook and Twitter pages, and he posts about his family on Instagram. But he hasn’t shared any career-related news on any of the platforms.