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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fox 4 KDFW hires Calvert Collins from KLAS

Calvert Collins courtesy of KLAS
Calvert Collins joins the KDFW FOX4 news team, announced Robin Whitmeyer, the station’s Vice President and News Director. Collins will serve as a general assignment reporter. Her first day on air will be Monday, June 18th.

In making the announcement, Whitmeyer stated, “This is a ‘coming home’ for Calvert, a Dallas native and graduate of Highland Park High School. Her tenacity, insightful storytelling and ability to produce a quality news report will be great assets to our station.”

Most recently, Collins served as anchor and reporter at KLAS-TV in Las Vegas. Prior to that, Collins was a reporter and fill-in anchor at KPTM-TV in Omaha. Collins holds a Bachelor of Journalism-Broadcast News from the University of Missouri.

Added Collins, "It is a dream come true for me to return to Dallas-Fort Worth to work for KDFW. I am a seventh-generation Texan, born and raised in Dallas, who rarely missed a FOX4 9 o'clock newscast growing up. I am thrilled to begin the next chapter of my life in my hometown."

KDFW FOX4 is part of the FOX Television Station group, one of the nation’s largest owned-and-operated network broadcast groups, comprising 27 stations in 18 markets and covering nearly 37.21% of U.S. television homes. This includes six duopolies in the top 10 markets: New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Dallas, Washington D.C. and Houston; as well as duopolies in Minneapolis, Phoenix and Orlando.

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