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Friday, August 12, 2016

Dave Ward on KTRK abc13: "They seemed like they really wanted me to make my exit."

Hoffman: Dave Ward feels ushered out of KTRK abc13 + FOX 26 coverage of Ward

Dave Ward

Last week I first reported that Dave Ward was leaving KTRK abc13 (and could appear on another Houston TV station eventually).

Yesterday, Houston Chronicle columnist Ken Hoffman dropped another Ward related bombshell when he wrote Ward feels he's been ushered out of the Disney/ABC Television Group station.

Here is more from the Hoff's interview with Ward:

"They took me off the 10 p.m. newscast two years ago. They were taking me off the 6 p.m. news at the end of this year. So I would not have an anchor role anymore."

With no anchor duties, Ward said he felt like Channel 13 was showing him the door.

"They seemed like they really wanted me to make my exit. I always thought I would continue to anchor the news at Channel 13 until I thought I couldn't do the job anymore. I'm not there yet. My research is very good, and our ratings are very good. They won't give me an answer why I'm being taken off the 6 p.m. news."

According to Ward, if he stayed with Channel 13, he would "maybe host the Livestock Show and Rodeo parade or the July 4 fireworks. That just didn't interest me at all. READ MORE

That news also made it on air over at FOX 26 KRIV's political show “What’s Your Point?” Video below:

- Dave Ward opens his video vault and shows old KTRK abc13 promos unseen in years!
- VIDEO: KTRK 13 anchor Dave Ward's movie performance
- Did Dave Ward, Ed Brandon and Bob Allen really walk around Houston together all the time?
- PICS: KTRK 13 anchor Dave Ward's 45 year party

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