Terace Garnier

Special guest

Terace served as the first Pentagon Correspondent, covering military affairs, for international news network Newsy for a year and a half. As one of the youngest national correspondents, not only does she report the news, she continuously seeks to uncover the facts, and present them in truthful, unbiased reports. She has reported on major topics including ground coverage of the historic tires in Australia; the Afghanistan drawdown, live from the Pentagon; the Trump impeachment trial, live from Capitol Hill; and the Centennial of the Black Wall Street Massacre.

The daughter of a Marine, Garnier was born in Bluefield, W.Va. While her family was stationed at Iwakuni, Japan, Terace began to work for AFN as a civilian reporter, writing scripts, shooting editing, voicing and producing TV news stories and spots. Realizing that she could continue in her father's footsteps and continue doing what she loved, she entered the Air Force in October, 2010, as a guaranteed Broadcast Journalist. After graduating from the Defense Information School, she was stationed at Yokota AFB, Japan.

There she served as a Radio DJ, providing command information to over 75,000 DoD-members in the Kanto Plain. In addition, she shot and produced numerous TV ads and news stories, and anchored the daily headline show, "Pacific Report," for AFN Tokyo and AFN Pacific.

In addition to her demanding full-time job, Terace was a full-time college student at the University of Maryland, University College Asia, but she always made time to be involved in community service projects. She entered and then emceed two "Mrs. Yokota" scholarship pageants, helped to organize and fund-raise scholarship money with the "Mrs. Yokota Organization," mentored girls at Yokota high school, volunteered as a crossing guard for the elementary school, served to build Japanese American relations by emceeing various events around Japan, was voted Best AFN Personality across Asia and Europe and collected bottle caps to raise money for vaccines for children in Africa and Asia. In her personal time, she modeled, and starred in commercials and a Japanese feature film.

Most importantly, however, Terace used her professional experience and influence in her career-field to become a voice and advocate for women's rights in the military. As a survivor of sexual assault, she turned her pain into a platform to help other survivors tell their stories. She was awarded the Air Force Achievement Medal for producing and shooting a commercial series speaking out against sexual assault in the military, which aired on the Pentagon Channel, and for providing assistance to other survivors.

While stationed at Joint Base Andrews as a broadcast journalist Terace not only produced news stories but created a Facebook & YouTube mini-series called "Airman Spotlight." Believing that every individual serving their country is important, she set out to highlight as many of those Airman as she could, telling their individual stories.

Education has always been important to Terace, and is something that she has always encouraged in the young women she has mentored. After separating from active-duty military
she was an associate producer for Fox News Channels DC Bureau until she left to pursue her Masters degree in Broadcast and Digital Journalism at Syracuse University.

During that time, Garnier continued to serve in the DC Air National Guard, where she spearheaded a monthly YouTube series continuing to highlight Airmen, and illustrating the positive impacts they had on their communities. She was awarded another Air Force Achievement medal for this "Wingman Wire" series.

After graduation in 2016 Terace was hired as a regional reporter, making her among the youngest of the select few, hired to work in network news. There, she covered Mike Pence, Jeff Sessions, Tim Kane, Roy Moore, Luther Strange, and Doug Jones on their individual campaign trails.

Terace Garnier has been a guest on 1 episode.