In an email to WFAA8 staffers obtained by unclebarky.com, news director Carolyn Mungo said that Woodard’s last day will be August 22nd. Mungo praised Woodard as “one of the best storytellers in the business.”
“It’s a loss for us and for our viewers,” she added. “Her stories informed, inspired, and on so many occasions, moved us to tears. All signs of a great storyteller.” Woodard, a Dallas native and Texas A&M grad, joined WFAA8 from Fox affiliate KTVI-TV in St. Louis, where she had worked since 2005.
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Related, TVNewser: CBS, ABC, NBC Among 2014 Murrow Award Winners
Hearst’s WCVB won in the large market category and Gannett’s WBIR won in the small market category. Both stations will be presented with their awards at the Marriott Marquis in New York City this fall.
WTVR in Richmond won three Murrows. KARE in Minneapolis, WFAA in Dallas and WVUE in New Orleans each won two. KOKI, WMBD, WJLA, WVIR, WCPO, KETV, WGRZ, KCET, KING, WSBT, WXIA, KJRH, WJXT, UNM PantherVision and Oregon Public Broadcasting each won one.
See the full list of winners on the RTDNA’s website.
You went at me which is cool, but when you go after my family. Lights out! Now I’m coming for you. I fear none of you.#WFAAShippTRB
— Snoop Johnson (@SnoopJohnson72) June 7, 2014
According to the Dallas ABC affiliate, Shipp uncovered a recruiting scandal that included several Dallas coaches and administrators who were then fired. Two of those fired were relatives of Dallas Kimball coach Royce “Snoop” Johnson. Johnson, then went after Shipp on twitter.
“You went at me which is cool, but when you go after my family [sic] lights out!” Snoop Johnson tweeted Friday evening hours after news broke of the mass firings. “Now I’m coming for you. I fear none of you.”
In another tweet, Royce Johnson posted: “Let’s go! I’m not waiting for you to come for me. I’m coming.” Read more
“Alexa is a parent and relates to so many of our viewers trying to get children up, and out the door every morning,” executive news director Carolyn Mungo said in a statement. “Her concerns are their concerns, and she brings a special warmth to the broadcast.”
Conomos has worked at WFAA for 12 years. She started as a traffic reporter after working at Texas Cable News and KMIR in Palm Springs, CA.
The station also announced that Carla Wade will move from anchoring Sunday nights to weekend mornings while contuing to report.
“I’ve enjoyed three awesome years in Houston,” Fernandez told Houston media blogger Mike McGuff who first reported the move. “I’d like to thank the ABC 13 viewers, neighbors and community members across the area who trusted me to help tell their stories. I’m very excited about this new journey in my career.”
WFAA news director Carolyn Mungo told TVSpy Fernandez will start June 23.
“7NEWS will miss the warm and wonderful presence Mike has provided each and every night. I am grateful for his service to our newsroom,” KMGH news director Jeff Harris said in a statement. “We are all indebted to him, his professionalism, and his credibility.”
“The credibility and commitment Mike brings to this newsroom helped 7NEWS develop into one of the most honored and respected TV newsrooms in the country,” KMGH vice president and general manager Byron Grandy said.
Dallas 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.”
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 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.
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