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CBS 11 adds investigative reporter to its ‘I Team.’ She’s half of a local-media couple

Alanna Autler comes to KTVT/Channel 11 from WSMV in Nashville. Although she has already started with CBS 11, she’s not expected to be on-air until the week of Oct. 22.
Alanna Autler comes to KTVT/Channel 11 from WSMV in Nashville. Although she has already started with CBS 11, she’s not expected to be on-air until the week of Oct. 22. CBS/KTVT

Alanna Autler has joined KTVT/Channel 11 as a consumer investigative reporter. She will be part of the CBS 11 News I-Team that also features Ginger Allen and Brian New. Although Autler’s official start was Monday, she is not expected to appear on-air in DFW till next week.

Autler comes to CBS from WSMV-TV in Nashville, where she spent four years as an investigative reporter. Previous stops include WOWK-TV in Charleston, W.V.

She is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

Autler’s husband, Dave Boucher, is an investigative reporter for the Dallas Morning News (when he was at Nashville newspaper The Tennessean, Nashville alternative weekly the Daily Scene named Autler and Boucher “Best Media Power Couple.”) A little Googling turned up this factoid: Sunday, Oct. 14, was their first wedding anniversary.

Coincidentally, Autler replaces part of a CBS 11 couple: former consumer investigative reporter Cristin Severance, who is married to former weekend-evening anchor Dan Haggerty. Both left in early October, and are now with KGW in Portland, Ore.

Among the stories Autler worked on in Nashville were this spring’s mass shooting at a Nashville-area Waffle House, in which four people were killed and in which a young man named James Shaw Jr. was credited with preventing more deaths and injuries after he confronted the shooter and managed to get the gun away from him.

You can find out a lot more about Autler by going to the “about” section of her Facebook page, @alannaautlernews. You can see samples of her TV work here; she definitely has the confrontational-TV-reporter thing down. Follow her on Twitter at @alanna_autler.

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