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Jan Stratton Signs Off KSWO After 34 Years

stratton_goodbyeJan Stratton said goodbye to KSWO after 34 years at the Lawton-Wichita Falls ABC affiliate.

The station aired a shortened 5:00 p.m. news Friday in order to say goodbye to the longtime anchor. Current and former anchors, reporters, producers and photojournalists wished Stratton well and told stories about her tenure with the station in taped clips.

Stratton joined KSWO in 1980 as public affairs director and started reporting for the station in 1981. That same year she was named news director, a role she kept until July 2006. According to her bio she “stepped back so she could spend more time with her family.”

KSWO news director David Bradley told TVSpy, At the time of her retirement, she was the sole anchor and co-producer of our weekday 4pm and 5pm newscasts. Her contributions to KSWO-TV are unmatched in the station’s history, and we will miss the leadership she has provided over the years.”

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Omar Villafranca Joins CBS News From KXAS

omar villafrancaOmar Villafranca is joining CBS News as a Dallas-based correspondent for news services, the Network’s 24-hour television newsgathering service for the network’s affiliates. He will begin in his new role January 13.

Villafranca joins CBS from KXAS, the NBC owned station in Dallas, where he has been a reporter since 2008. He previously worked at KOTV in Tulsa and KSWO in Lawton, Okla.

“It’s been a great six years at NBC5. I’d like to thank (vice president of news) Susan Tully for hiring me, and everyone else for putting up with me,” Villafranca told Dallas media blogger Ed Bark. “I was lucky to work with so many great managers, editors, reporters, producers and photojournalists.”

Carla Wade Joins WFAA From KOCO

Carla Wade is joining WFAA in Dallas as a reporter and Sunday night anchor, according to Dallas media blogger Ed Bark.

Wade comes from Oklahoma City, where she spent three years at KOCO. She has also worked at WTVQ in Lexington, Ky. and KSWO in Lawton, Texas.

Beginning next month, Wade will anchor on Sunday nights alongside Jason Wheeler. She will also report four days a week.