WFAA’s Gloria Campos says goodbye to DFW viewers

03/08/2014 2:28 PM

03/08/2014 6:28 PM

Amid cheers, tears and even the sound of mariachi horns, WFAA/Channel 8 anchor Gloria Campos bid farewell to viewers Friday night after nearly 30 years with the station.

“I’m truly humbled by your outpouring of well-wishes; I feel that saying, ‘Thank you,’ 1,000 times is still not adequate,” Campos said at the end of the 10 p.m. newscast, before a studio audience of about 30. A crowd that had gathered outside WFAA’s Victory Park studios spontaneously began shouting “Gloria!” loud enough that it could be heard on the air.

“It really doesn’t seem that long ago that I walked in the doors of WFAA-TV in 1984 to be a general assignments reporter and public affairs program host,” Campos said. “This was my dream job. All I ever wanted to be was a TV news reporter in North Texas. Never in my wildest dreams did I think I’d be anchoring the news in Dallas-Fort Worth — me, a small-town girl from Harlingen, Texas.”

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