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KTBC Promotes Dennis de la Pena, John Hygh

KTBC, the Fox O&O in Austin, has promoted two on its sports team. Dennis de la Pena (left) has been named weekday sports anchor and John Hygh (right) has been named weekend sports anchor.

Dave Cody, who was KTBC’s weekday sports anchor for 28 years, announced his retirement in March. Before their promotions, de la Pena was the weekend sports anchor and Hygh was the sports reporter.

Hygh, an Austin native, has worked at KTBC for seven years. De la Pena has worked at the station for more than a decade.

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KTBC Sports Director Dave Cody to Retire

KTBC sports director and anchor Dave Cody is retiring after 28 years with the Fox O&O in Austin. In an email to some KTBC staffers Wednesday, Cody said he is moving to Alabama to be closer to his elderly parents.

“I was reminded recently that it is important to ‘honor your mother and father.’ My 92 and (almost) 91 year old parents are in Montgomery, Alabama. They need me and frankly I need them,” Cody wrote. “….28 years ago this week (March 1985), I walked into this building, KTBC-TV, for a job interview that would begin a near 3 decade journey.”

“Dave has been a sports icon in this market for the last 28 years.  There is no one that knows this city and the sports history we’ve shared better than him,” KTBC VP and news director Pam Vaught said in a statement. “He will truly be missed.”