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  1. Serious congratulations are in order for KDFW's senior anchor, Clarice Tinsley - today marks a whopping ***35 years*** - you heard right - 35 years at Channel 4! She has been a trusted voice in North Texas local news for decades, and is an all-around class-act! You go, girl!
  2. In the latest blurbs from the Dallas-Fort Worth market... >> Legal troubles continue to slowly but surely mount for WFAA-TV's Shon Gables. Gables, who has had a very ugly divorce and legal fight against her second ex-husband, Peter Klamka, has now had a second bench warrant issued for her arrest. This is the second bench warrant issued (this last Wednesday, June 20th) by a State of Michigan judge, and for the exact same charge as the first one, back on March 4th, 2011 - contempt of court for failure to appear. >> Former WVEC investigative reporter and WFAA general assig
  3. Well, Dallas-Fort Worth is getting another Spanish-language general entertainment station. Going back to its Hispanic roots >> Uncle Barky confirms that HIC Broadcasting-owned independant station KFWD Channel 52 will be an affiliate for the new MundoFOX network, launching later this summer. This essentially ends the partnership between KFWD and WFAA, where Channel 8 and Belo basically did everything for KFWD except own them outright. KFWD will discontinue airing the "Wayback Machine" fare it currently has (Twilight Zone, Perry Mason, The Original Star Trek, The Jeffersons), and Ch
  4. Now, a few ramblings from the Dallas-Fort Worth DMA... According to Uncle Barky, KDFW is getting a new nightshift general assignment reporter. Calvert Collins, formerly of KLAS-TV Las Vegas, will begin her first day at 4 on June 18th. Also, on the 18th, another familiar face returns to Big D, albeit, not on any of the local stations. Former KDFW morning shift general assignment reporter Casey Stegal, who left Ch 4 to become the Los Angeles newsroom correspondent for the Fox News Channel will now serve in FNC's Dallas bureau. The lastest news ratings snapshot (June 7th)...
  5. The latest blurbs from the Dallas-Fort Worth DMA... >> Congratulations are in order for WFAA morning anchor Cynthia Izzaguirre. Izzy is now the proud mama of fraternal twins, Karina and Simon. Brother and sister were both born during the five o'clock/central hour this past Thursday evening, a month ahead of schedule. She will be out on maternity leave for the next 3 months, including the entirity of May sweeps. Traffic reporter Alexa Conomos will fill in during Izzy's absence. Here's to wishing Cynthia all the best as she and her husband start their new family. >> Wh
  6. According to Uncle Barky, KOCO-TV ABC OKC may be trying to sweet-talk WFAA's Shelly Slater into signing on with them. And KOCO's lead female anchor, Jessica Schambach, has expressed interest in the Dallas-Fort Worth market. Time to break out the popcorn, sit back and watch what happens... It may be a longshot, but prediction >> If Shelly does move to KOCO, WFAA may well trade for Jessica and make her the 5pm anchor. And, thus, Debbie Denmon, who unsuccessfully sued WFAA for discrimination after Shelly got the 5pm over her, may get stiffed again. Damn shame. Imho, Debbie deserve
  7. http://unclebarky.com/dfw_files/c220219a81b6b9f86824934b1652c0b6-2298.html It's official >> Former KRIV-TV Houston assistant ND Carolyn Mungo named the new ND at WFAA-TV in Dallas.
  8. A face familiar to North Texans may be on her way back. Uncle Barky reports that former KTVT weekday morning meteorologist Julie Bologna, who served as former chief met at WPXI Pittsburgh, is now in talks with KDFW in Dallas. Due to Fiona Gorostiza's new contract with Channel 4 NOT including weathercasting duties (instead, she will instead be a full-time general assignment reporter), KDFW is looking for Fiona's early morning replacement.
  9. ...And the follow-up commentary, a couple of weeks later to the video above...
  10. WFAA Ramblings... - Longtime, much beloved, and very outspoken sports director Dale Hansen, who has been with Belo’s flagship ever since cross-town rival KDFW fired him in 1982, has resigned for 3 more years with Channel 8. That would move his 2013 contract expiration back to 2016, at which time, Hansen would be age 68. Fans of Hansen - myself included - can rest easier knowing the annual “Thank God For Kids” segments - half video Christmas Card, half very poignant and personal op-ed, will be around for another four Christmases. Btw, this last year’s one was the absolute best ever.
  11. ^^ To quote Belkys, "Don't make me turn this newscast around!..." :awesome:
  12. Congrats and warm wishes go out to WFAA-TV's Cynthia Izzaguirre, who announced just moments ago (I'm currently watching News 8 Midday) that she is a mom-to-be. While doing a story promoing that on an upcoming Dr Oz show, people's most embarrassing health questions will be answered, Izzy said, regarding the Dr Oz Show's request that viewers email in question, that when it comes to one's health there is no question so embarrassing that it can't be asked. Izzy remarked that she's had to learn that herself, being that she is pregnant. Here's to wishing her the best as she starts her family.
  13. Items >> WFAA's Chris Flanagan leaving for WEWS in Cleveland - possibly as a weeknight anchor. And TXA 21 News: First In Prime will be no more after sometime next month. Details at Uncle Barky. A] I wish Chris well in Cleveland. And B] Although I understand why they're canning the newscast (ratings are what pays the rent and, well, we've just lost that lovin' feeling...), I still don't have to like it. During times where the situation demanded that news take precedence over entertainment programming - such as times of severe weather in the area (the tornados that have seemed to
  14. jdcnow

    In Memoriam

    Sad news to pass along from the North Texas market >> Former WFAA-TV personality Jerry Haynes passed away this morning at 84. For 35 years and over 6,000 episodes, Haynes was the host of WFAA-TV's long-running locally-produced weekend morning children's program, "Peppermint Place". Also during his tenure at WFAA, he was also one of the people present at Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas at the very moment that JFK was assasinated. But he will always be remembered as the cheery man in the peppermint-colored suit, tophat, and cane. I myself grew up watching Peppermint Place as a child, and f
  15. WFAA-TV longtimer Debbie Denmon files a lawsuit against her station. Ms Denmon, who is currently a weekend PM anchor, claims that Belo's flagship station passed her up for a weeknight anchor position in favor of a much skinner Shelly Slater.

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