Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA paid tribute to late news director Marty Haag.
Monday, the station unveiled a plaque with an inscription that read in part, “Marty personified journalism in the highest sense and under his leadership, WFAA was recognized with numerous national awards, including the Edward R. Murrow Award, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Silver Baton, the George Foster Peabody Award and a National Emmy.”
According to the station, Haag set the bar high for journalists under his watch between 1973 and 1989. “Yes, he was challenging, and yes, he pushed hard, but that was good; it was good for all of us,” former WFAA reporter Doug Fox said in the station’s story about the former ND. “That made us better — better reporters, better individuals.”
“He was like a second father to me,” said WFAA anchor Gloria Campos. Sports anchor Dale Hansen added, “He was far and away the best I’ve ever worked with.” You can read the entire inscription after the jump. Read more