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Brad Watson Signing Off From WFAA

After 34 years at WFAA, Brad Watson has announced his departure from the Dallas-Fort Worth ABC affiliate.

Watson, who is a political reporter and anchor of the weekly “Inside Texas Politics,” announced on Twitter that he has accepted a job as the director of communications for Texas-based Luminant Power.

“There is no better job in local TV news than being a reporter at WFAA and informing the people of this great state. It has been an honor,” Watson tweeted Monday.

In 2011, Watson made national headlines during an interview with President Obama when the President chided the veteran reporter to “let me finish my answers next time we do an interview.”

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White House Interview Round-Up: WSB, WXYZ, WTKR, WKYC Sit Down with Obama

President Obama didn’t offer any etiquette advice to the four reporters invited to the White House on Tuesday for the latest round of local one-on-one interviews.

While WSB’s Justin Farmer, WXYZ’s Stephen Clark, WTKR’s Barbara Ciara, and WKYC’s Romona Robinson (video above) pressed Obama on hot-button issues, including rising gas prices and the weak economy, they didn’t goad the president into the type of reaction that WFAA’s Brad Watson received earlier this month.

More interviews after the jump… Read more

President Hosts New Round of Local Interviews

President Obama is again sitting down with local stations for one-on-one interviews, as big-name reporters from Atlanta’s WSB, Cleveland’s WKYC, Detroit’s WXYZ, and WTKR in Hamptons Roads, VA are meeting with the President today to discuss issues affecting their local communities.

The White House says that the president will focus on his plan for deficit reform while also discussing topics significant to the stations’ local viewers.

It remains to be seen if WSB’s Justin Farmer, WKYC’s Romona Robinson, WXYZ’s Stephen Clark, or WTKR’s Barbara Ciara (video above) can spark the same type of buzz that WFAA’s Brad Watson did earlier this month when the president pointedly told him, “Let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?” Read more

Following ‘Outburst Heard ‘Round the World,’ WFAA Posts Raw Footage of Obama Interview

In what Politico dubbed “the outburst heard ’round the world,” President Obama chided WFAA‘s Brad Watson at the end of a 7-minute interview on Monday, telling the veteran reporter, “Let me finish my answers next time we do an interview, all right?”

As news outlets around the country have picked up the story, the Dallas ABC-affiliate is now giving people the opportunity to decide for themselves if Watson (or the President) went too far.

WFAA has made raw footage of the interview (video above) available on its website and addressed the issue in a post, saying, “We heard from a variety of viewers: some believed Brad was too soft while others thought he was too harsh and still a few others thought his interview with President Obama was appropriate.”

Obama to WFAA reporter: ‘Let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?’

As we told you yesterday, Pres. Obama did another round of interviews with local news stations, including reporter Brad Watson of WFAA in Dallas.

As Watson wrapped up his 7-minute interview with Obama, and the two began taking off their mics, the president had some advice for the seasoned (he’s been at WFAA since 1979) reporter: “Let me finish my answers the next time we do an interview, all right?”