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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“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.
“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.”
WFAA news director Carolyn Mungo told TVSpy Fernandez will start June 23.
Dallas 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.”
Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA has confirmed with TVSpy they will be launching a 4:00 pm newscast September 9.
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.”
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 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.