For the second time in a couple of days, an anchor-reporter for a DFW station is leaving after three years with that station, according to a report by local-media blogger Ed Bark.
On Thursday, we reported on the departure of Eric King from KXAS/Channel 5. King, who joined NBC 5 in March 2013, posted on Facebook that he is returning to his former station in Louisville, Ky.
Bark, citing “informed sources,” reported Thursday night on his “Uncle Barky’s Bytes” site that Carla Wade, who has been with WFAA/Channel 8 for three years, is leaving after the station declined to renew her contract.
In response to a DFW.com email Friday morning, WFAA news director Carolyn Mungo confirmed the departure.
Wade has been the weekend-morning anchor since June 2014, when Shon Gables left the station (scroll down in link). She also contributed reports during the week.
Wade, who came to the station from Oklahoma City, had a particularly moving story to tell in 2014 on the 20th anniversary of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Building in Oklahoma City: Her father was one of the 168 people killed in the bombing.