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Dallas AM News Targeting Baby Boomers Debuts

Where do TV Anchors go when they retire?  If they live in Dallas, they might just end up on KTXD‘s new morning show.

While “The Texas Daily”, hosted by former WFAA news anchor Jeff Brady, may sound like any other news show, the on-air talent will look a bit more seasoned, to put it delicately.   Unlike other TV Stations who are always looking for the next fresh face, KTXD has hired anchors who appeal to its chosen demographic, the aging baby boomer, according to the station’s website,

“All of our commentators are extremely excited about this opportunity,” says Brian Joyce, KTXD-TV station manager. “Each one will give a perspective that is not only credible but also interesting to our viewers. We’re talking about journalists who have played huge roles in the landscape of TV news in the DFW market. Who wouldn’t want to watch a familiar face?”

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Debbie Denmon Leaves TV After 12 Years at WFAA

Debbie Denmon, who spent 12 years at WFAA, has accepted a job in the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office.

Denmon signed off from the Dallas ABC-affiliate in July after her contract was not renewed. The anchor-reporter filed a lawsuit against WFAA last year, alleging that she was passed over for a promotion because of her weight and race; an arbitrator in the case eventually sided with the station.

Beginning September 10, Denmon will be the spokesperson for the Dallas DA’s office. Read more

Arbitrator in Debbie Denmon’s Lawsuit Against WFAA Rules in Favor of Station

An arbitrator in a discrimination lawsuit WFAA anchor-reporter Debbie Denmon filed against the station has ruled in favor of WFAA, according to Uncle Barky’s Bytes.

Denmon filed a discrimination lawsuit against the Dallas ABC-affiliate in September, after an anchor position she applied for was given to WFAA reporter Shelly Slater. Denmon alleges the station passed over her for the promotion due to her weight and her race.

“We made legitimate business decisions based on performance,” station president and general manager Michael Devlin told Uncle Barky’s Bytes. “And at the end of the day, the arbitrator confirmed that there was nothing wrong with our doing so. We have always stood by our decision, and we are glad we fought this to the end and obtained complete vindication of any wrongdoing.” Read more