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In Dallas, KTVT Plans to Use Two WFAA Luminaries as Sweeps Fodder

KTVT is using a unique strategy in its 10 p.m. ratings battle against WFAA. The CBS-affiliate is set to feature two popular former WFAA staffers during the February sweeps period.

Anchor Tracy Rowlett (far right) and meteorologist Troy Dungan (right) will be profiled in their retirement years by KTVT anchor Karen Borta, according to Dallas media blog Uncle Barky’s Bytes. The special segments are set to air during the week of February 14th.

Dungan, 74, spent over 30 years with WFAA, serving as the station’s chief meteorologist before retiring in 2007.

Rowlett, 74, became WFAA’s marquee anchor in 1975, teaming with Iola Johnson to anchor the station’s highly rated 6 and 10 p.m. newscasts. He jumped to KTVT in 1999 and eventually retired in 2008.

“Rowlett was air-brushed out of WFAA8′s history after jumping to CBS11,” notes Uncle Barky’s Bytes. “The station’s extensive lobby pictorial is without any images of the anchor.”

Here’s Rowlett’s first newscast with KTVT, in which he discusses leaving WFAA, his longtime home:

Here’s Dungan’s final forecast with WFAA:

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