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Bianca de la Garza leaving WCVB-TV’s ‘EyeOpener’

Bianca de la Garza


Bianca de la Garza

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Bianca de la Garza said Tuesday the time has come to do something different, something that won’t involve waking up at 3 a.m. The cohost of WCVB-TV’s popular “EyeOpener” newscast announced she’s stepping aside at the end of May to develop an entertainment and lifestyle show that will air on the ABC affiliate. “I want to do something more creative,” said de la Garza, who’s worked at Channel 5 since 2007. “It’s a different sphere. It’s TV, but it’s not what I’m doing now. I can show a little more of my personality.” She wouldn’t say much about the show, which will be produced by her new company Lucky Gal Productions. “For over a year now, we have been discussing her future options in television and she is an entrepreneur at heart,” station GM Bill Fine said in a statement. “Bianca has numerous other interests and will undoubtedly be successful in pursuing her new career. I’m thrilled her first venture will be on WCVB.” De la Garza‘s successor has not been named. A Milton native and Emerson graduate, de la Garza said she feels devoted to her “EyeOpener” audience — “They wake up with me. It’s intimate” — but also thinks there is an appetite in Boston for the sort of show she plans to do. “There’s a huge opportunity in a world-class city like Boston,” she said. “I grew up here. This is my home. I understand this place.” She’s also looking forward to spending more time with her 8-year-old daughter. “I’m a single mom. My daughter is actually my CEO,” said de la Garza. “This is a good move for her, too. It frees up some mom time, and that’s exciting.”

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