Changes are coming to the morning newscast at KXAS, the NBC O&O in Dallas.
Scott Friedman, who currently anchors the newscast, is leaving the anchor desk to run the station’s newly-launched investigative team.
“I could not pass up the opportunity to be part of this new team,” Friedman said in a statement. The investigative reporting unit, which will be launched when it is fully staffed, will include a producer, researcher and photographer. Friedman will remain at the anchor desk alongside Deborah Ferguson until his replacement is named.
KXAS morning meteorologist Jennifer Lopez is leaving the station after four years. She will be replaced on an interim basis by Samantha Davies, who joined the station last year as meteorologist for the 4:30 a.m. newscast.
Additionally, newly-hired reporters Keaton Fox and Kendra Lyn will report for the newscast. Fox, who will work out of the KXAS mobile unit, joined the station in January from KRIS in Corpus Christi. Lyn, who joins the station from WESH in Orlando this month, will work as a field reporter.
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