At Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA, investigative reporter Byron Harris is simply called a “titan.” He’s broken the big stories, won the big awards, and on Monday, he marked forty years on the job–though he admits it may seem like he’s been there even longer. “Since TV years are like dog years, I’ve actually been here 280 years!”
The station celebrated his anniversary with a look back at Harris’ reporting:
On Monday, WFAA executives — along with reporters, photographers and producers — gathered in the newsroom to celebrate Harris and his career.
“This is the guy, literally, who invented investigative reporting in this industry,” said investigative reporter and longtime colleague Brett Shipp. “And he’s still here, and he’s still passionate.”
Carolyn Mungo, WFAA’s executive news director, praised the veteran’s enthusiasm for reporting the news.
“He runs into my office, ‘I’ve got a great story!’” she said, recalling one of their first meetings after she joined WFAA in 2012. “I said, ‘Wow. I need 40 people just like Byron Harris.’”