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Teresa Woodard Says Goodbye to WFAA

teresa woodardWFAA reporter Teresa Woodard is leaving the Dallas ABC affiliate for a job in public relations, Dallas media blogger Ed Bark reports:

In an email to WFAA8 staffers obtained by unclebarky.com, news director Carolyn Mungo said that Woodard’s last day will be August 22nd. Mungo praised Woodard as “one of the best storytellers in the business.”

“It’s a loss for us and for our viewers,” she added. “Her stories informed, inspired, and on so many occasions, moved us to tears. All signs of a great storyteller.” Woodard, a Dallas native and Texas A&M grad, joined WFAA8 from Fox affiliate KTVI-TV in St. Louis, where she had worked since 2005.

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WFAA Makes Fill-In Co-Anchor Permanent, Moves Carla Wade to Weekend Mornings

wade_conomosAlexa Conomos (pictured right) is now the full time co-anchor for News 8 Daybreak on WFAA.

Conomos has been filling in on the Dallas ABC affiliate’s morning show for Cynthia Izaguirre who moved to evenings earlier this year.

“Alexa is a parent and relates to so many of our viewers trying to get children up, and out the door every morning,” executive news director Carolyn Mungo said in a statement. “Her concerns are their concerns, and she brings a special warmth to the broadcast.”

Conomos has worked at WFAA for 12 years. She started as a traffic reporter after working at Texas Cable News and KMIR in Palm Springs, CA.

The station also announced that Carla Wade will move from anchoring Sunday nights to weekend mornings while contuing to report.

Shon Gables Leaves Dallas ABC Affiliate

Shon-Gables-2012WFAA anchor and reporter Shon Gables is no longer with the Dallas ABC affiliate.

The move was confirmed by WFAA news director Carolyn Mungo. Gables wrote on her facebook page, “#ThanksDallas I am grateful for the opportunity.”

Gables, who started at WFAA in 2010, began her career at KWCH in Wichita, KS. She has also worked at KWTV in Oklahoma City, OK, WDIV in Detroit and WCBS in New York.

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Reporter for Houston ABC Station Heads to Dallas ABC Affiliate

fernandez facebookDemond Fernadez is leaving Houston ABC owned station KTRK to work as a reporter at Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA.

“I’ve enjoyed three awesome years in Houston,” Fernandez told Houston media blogger Mike McGuff who first reported the move. “I’d like to thank the ABC 13 viewers, neighbors and community members across the area who trusted me to help tell their stories. I’m very excited about this new journey in my career.”

Fernandez started at KTRK in May 2011. He has also worked at WOAI in San Antonio, WEYI in Flint, MI, and WSYM in Lansing, MI.

WFAA news director Carolyn Mungo told TVSpy Fernandez will start June 23.

WFAA Partners With Fort Worth Star-Telegram

WFAAlogoDallas ABC affiliate WFAA has entered into a content partnership with the Fort Worth-Star Telegram, the two companies announced today.

“We’ve been admirers of WFAA’s news operation for decades,” Jim Witt, the executive editor of the Star-Telegram, said in a statement. “The opportunity to be partners with the station long recognized as being the best in the market is exciting for us.”

“The Star-Telegram is the dominant print and digital news provider in Tarrant County with a deep legacy in Fort Worth,” WFAA news director Carolyn Mungo said. “We are pleased to have the opportunity to work closely with the many professionals at the paper.”

It’s Official: WFAA Adds 4PM Newscast

Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA has confirmed with TVSpy they will be launching a 4:00 pm newscast September 9.

Jason Wheeler will be the initial anchor of the hour long show. He will be joined by weekend morning meteorologist Colleen Coyle.

While other outlets have been reporting this might happen, this marks the first time it’s been confirmed by the station.

WFAA news director Carolyn Mungo told TVSpy “This is a great team and we’re looking forward to being in the 4pm space.”

Carolyn Mungo Named News Director at WFAA

Carolyn Mungo has been named executive news director at WFAA, the ABC-affiliate in Dallas. She will begin later this month.

Mungo joins WFAA from KRIV, the Fox O&O in Houston, where she was the assistant news director.

“The demands of a major market newsroom take a special set of skills,” Mungo said in a statement. “I am well aware of the challenges because I have lived them.”

Mungo replaces Michael Valentine, who left his post at WFAA earlier this month to become vice president of content for the station’s parent company, Belo.

Assistant ND Carolyn Mungo Leaving KRIV

After two years as assistant news director at KRIV in Houston, Carolyn Mungo is leaving the Fox O&O, Houston media blogger Mike McGuff reports.

Mungo declined to reveal where she is headed. “I can say I am very excited about my future,” she told McGuff.

Before joining KRIV, Mungo was a reporter at KHOU, Houston’s CBS-affiliate. In 2005, she moved into the role of managing editor at KRIV. She was named assistant news director in 2009. Mungo’s last day at the station was Friday.