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News Director Bryan McGruder Out at WDAF

Bryan McGruder, vice president of news for FOX affiliate WDAF in Kansas City has left the station, according to Bottom Line Communications.

No reason was given for his departure.  TVSpy reached out to WDAF general manager Cheryl McDonald for comment  We will update when we hear back.

McGruder began working for WDAF in 2002.  He previously worked at WHBQ in Memphis, WJCL-WTGS in Savannah, GA and WHNT in Huntsville, AL.

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Hundreds Attend Public Memorial For Don Harman

More than 300 people gathered at Kansas City’s Union Station on Saturday to mourn Don Harman, the WDAF meteorologist who committed suicide last month.

“His death feels like a family member died, and yet I’ve never met him in person,” Kansas City resident Joseph Hostetler told the Kansas City Star. “I had to come.”

The crowd gathered around a large screen and watched videos and pictures of Harman before the ceremony, which was broadcast live on WDAF, began. Several WDAF colleagues — including anchor Mark Alford, reporter Nick Vasos and station general manager Cheryl McDonald — delivered tributes to Harman.  Read more

WDAF: Don Harman’s Death ‘A Great Shock’

WDAF has issued a statement on the death of Don Harman, saying the meteorologist “brightened our mornings for more than 10 years and made his mark on Kansas City television.”

“We are saddened by this tragic loss,” WDAF president and general manger Cheryl McDonald said in the statement. “Don wasn’t just our meteorologist, he was a part of our family and we loved him. Words cannot express how deeply he will be missed.”

“To all of us, Don was like family and the news comes as a great shock to all the people he worked with at Fox 4,” anchor Kathy Quinn said in announcing the news at the top of the noon newscast.

Harman was found by his wife. The police report lists the cause of death as suicide, according to the Associated Press. Read more