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WFAA Partners With Fort Worth Star-Telegram

WFAAlogoDallas 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.”

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Boy Surprises Anchor Who Helped Him Find Adoptive Home


WFAA anchor Gloria Campos got a big surprise a few days before her retirement.

Ke’onte Cook, a boy who Campos twice featured on her Wednesday’s Child segment, showed up to surprise her and say thanks.

“I want to say to her thank you so much, because you’ve made my life worthwhile and you’ve helped me become the person that I am right now,” Cook told WFAA. “I probably would have been worse off had you not helped me out.” Read more

Christopher Berg Joins Nexstar Broadcasting

nexstar logoChristopher Berg is joining Nexstar Broadcasting as the Director of Local Content Development — West. Berg will begin March 20 and report to Nexstar’s senior vice president for station operations Blake Russell.

Berg joins Nexstar from WFAA in Dallas, where he was the assistant news director. In his new role, he will work with Nexstar’s stations west of the Mississippi river to create local content for both on-air and digital platforms.

“His extensive broadcast industry knowledge and track record of showcasing innovative local content makes Chris the ideal candidate to support our company-wide initiative to expand our creation and development of original local content that can be shared on a regional or group-wide level,” Russell said in a statement.

With Berg’s hire, Jerry Walsh — who currently holds the role of director of local content development for all Nexstar’s stations — will shift his oversight to the Nexstar stations east of the Mississippi.

WFAA Anchor Gloria Campos to Retire


WFAA veteran anchor Gloria Campos has announced she will retire after nearly 30 years at the Dallas-Forth Worth ABC affiliate.

Along with Campos’ retirement, the station named Cynthia Izaguirre as Campos’ replacement on the 10:00 p.m. news when Campos retires in March. Izaguirre will also anchor at 5:00 p.m.

Campos started her career ar KGBT in Harlingen, TX. She began working at WFAA in 1984 as the station’s first Latino anchor. In 2012, she reduced her hours to only anchoring at 10:00 p.m. so she could focus more time on her family.

Her last broadcast will be Friday, March 7.

Dallas Sports Anchor Gives His Take on Openly Gay Football Player


Dale Hansen, sports anchor for Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA, told viewers what he thinks about the now openly gay Missouri football player Michael Sam.

Hansen spoke in support of Sam as part of his “Unplugged” commentary saying fans are OK with accused criminals playing in the NFL, but seem uncomfortable with an openly gay player. “I’m not always comfortable when a man tells me he’s gay,” said Hansen. “I don’t understand his world. But I do understand that he’s part of mine.”

The video is also posted to the WFAA facebook page. As of this writing it has 5,288 likes. One commenter wrote, “ I was thoroughly impressed with Dale’s comments on tonight’s broadcast. He was both honest & insightful. As an openly gay man, I really appreciate him sharing his perspective at such a poignant moment, in light of recent events. Bravo Mr Hansen!

WFAA Traffic Reporter Brings Daughter to Work

After a snowstorm in Dallas shut down daycare for WFAA traffic reporter Alexa Conomos‘ daughter Annick, Conomos had no choice but to bring her to work with her.

“Alexa had to bring her baby to work yesterday during the snow coverage,” the ABC affiliate posted to its facebook page. “And she definitely made it work!”

One viewer posted her appreciation, “LOVE, LOVE , LOVE this!! Thank you WFAA for reflecting the real challenges of working parents. Good job!”

Kathy Clements Named Tribune Broadcasting COO

tribune broadcastingTribune Co. has made another key appointment in its broadcasting division. Effective immediately, Kathy Clements joins Tribune as chief operating officer for broadcasting, reporting to Larry Wert.

Clements was formerly the senior vice president of media operations for Belo Corp., which was recently acquired by Gannett. She was general manager of WFAA, the ABC affiliate in Dallas, from 1997 to 2007.

Her appointment comes just a week after Lynda King was appointed to a similar position at Tribune.

“Kathy’s talent, leadership, and broad experience in broadcasting and digital media, is a great fit for our station group,” Wert, the Tribune’s president of broadcast media, said in a statement. “She and Lynda complement each other perfectly and make a great team—I am looking forward to working with them both to find innovative ways of expanding our audience reach on and off the air.”

Five Local Stations Win duPont Awards

the dupont columbia awardStations in Denver, Kansas City, Boston, Dallas and New Orleans have won 2014 Alfred I. duPont awards from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism.

In the breaking news category, the winners were WBZ, the CBS owned station in Boston, and KSHB, the NBC affiliate in Kansas City. WBZ won for its “exceptional” coverage of the Boston marathon bombings and KSHB was honored for breaking news coverage “of a preventable tragedgy,” a natural gas explosion at a downtown restaurant.

Denver ABC affiliate KMGH, Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA and New Orleans Fox affiliate WVUE were honored for their investigative reporting. KMGH won for “Colorado Rape Victims: Evidence Ignored, Justice Denied,” a yearlong investigation on systemic failures in the handling of rape cases in Colorado. WFAA won for “Denticaid: Medicaid Dental Abuse in Texas” and WVUE won for “Body of Evidence,” a series of reports that revealed misuse of public funds, corruption and fraud.

Dallas Reporter Leaving TV for City Job

stoler_wfaaSteve Stoler is leaving Dallas ABC station WFAA.

Dallas media blogger Ed Bark reports Stoler is leaving to be the director of media relations for the City of Plano, TX.

Stoler started at WFAA in 2002. He began his career in 1980 at WCWB (now WMGT) in Macon, GA. He has also worked in Kearney, NE, Asheville, NC, and El Paso, TX, before working for 17 years at Dallas FOX owned station KDFW.

Stoler’s last day is December 6.

Monika Diaz Says Goodbye to WFAA

monika diaz wfaaMonika Diaz is signing off from Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA, media blogger Ed Bark reports.

Diaz, a general assignment reporter, has worked at WFAA since 2007. She plans to return home to Miami to help care for her stepfather, who suffers from a rare brain disorder. Her last day will be December 3.

“Right now, I don’t know what the future holds,” Diaz told Bark. “But I do know that I love what I do. I’m exploring other opportunities.”

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