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Keith Garvin Moves To Mornings at KTVT

After an exhaustive search for a morning anchor, CBS owned-and-operated KTVT in Dallas has named an in-house journalist to fill the open spot: 4 p.m. anchor Keith Garvin.

Garvin, who began this morning, will co-anchor the morning show with Lisa Piniero, according to Uncle Barky’s Bytes. He was hired in 2009 to anchor a two-hour evening newscast on sister-station KXTA. That show is being replaced with a locally-produced sports program and a syndicated episode of “America’s Funniest Home Videos.”

The KTVT morning show has been without a permanent co-anchor since March, when Scott Sams was cut loose in March after four years with the station.

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Morning Anchor Scott Sams Out at Dallas’s KTVT

Scott Sams, who has been co-anchoring KTVT‘s weekday morning newscast since 2007, has been let go by the Dallas CBS-affiliate.

KTVT decided not to renew Sams’s contract, according to Dallas media reporter Ed Bark. The station plans to name his replacement shortly.

This is the second time that Sams has unceremoniously departed a Dallas station. He spent nearly two decades with ABC-affiliate WFAA before being cut in 2004.  Sams sued WFAA for wrongful termination and eventually received a $660,000 settlement.

Sources tell Bark that KTVT has an interview scheduled with David Rose of KCPQ, a Fox-affiliate in Seattle.