Bobbie Wygant, who was hired at KXAS/Channel 5 (then WBAP-TV) two weeks before the station went on the air in 1948, has a new memoir, Talking to the Stars. It’s a star-studded history of DFW television.
KDFW/Channel 4 will honor veteran anchor Clarice Tinsley’s 40th anniversary with the station with a special, “CT 40,” at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Tinsley, who has no plans to retire, says it’s all about the work.
Chris Lawrence, who comes to the station from WRC-TV, the NBC affiliate in Washington, D.C., will join WFAA’s news department in January 2019. He’ll succeed veteran John McCaa, who is retiring in March.
Monica Hernandez, who has been with WFAA since October 2014, is moving on, the station confirms. She’ll be taking on a main anchor role out of state, but just where out of state isn’t immediately clear.
Kylie Capps, who grew up in Dallas, will join KDFW/Channel 4 as weekend meteorologist on Nov. 5. She fills a vacancy left by Jennifer Myers, who left in May, weeks after weekend anchor Jenny Anchondo left.
Alanna Autler has joined KTVT/Channel 11 as a consumer investigative reporter. She comes from WSMV in Nashville, where an alt-weekly named her and her husband “Best Media Power Couple.” Now he’s in DFW, too.
Netflix is releasing “choose your own adventure” episodes of the series “Black Mirror” this year, the first adult title to experiment with the concept. Will interactive content become the norm for TV watching?
Props from the set of “The Office” are being auctioned online through Friday. The stuff’s not cheap - the bid on Darryl’s red stapler was $300 on Monday and someone bid $2,000 on Dwight’s Sales Associates Association Award from 2008.
The Burleson-bred singer’s talk show won’t launch till 2019, but there are already reports that Steve Harvey’s daytime show is a goner. That news comes less than a month after a DFW radio station dropped Harvey.
Tribune Broadcasting has canceled the Dallas-based shows ‘Morning Dose’ and ‘NewsFix,’ according to a Houston Chronicle report. Jenny Anchondo, formerly of Fox 4 in DFW, was one of the ‘Dose’ co-hosts.
The WFAA/Channel 8 anchor, who announced this week that he’ll retire March 1, says that the station told him he could stay as long as he wants. But he’s ready to make some life changes and take some time off.