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David Schechter leaves WFAA 8 Dallas

David Schechter is leaving WFAA 8 Dallas after 16 years for "an interesting opportunity."

David Schechter joins CBS

In two newscast segments, Schechter was praised by the anchors.  In one broadcast, he said WFAA Director of Photography, Chance Horner, will be joining him on his next unannounced adventure.

Schechter is known for his groundbreaking Verify Road Trip and Banking Below 30 segments and has earned the TV news industry awards to prove it.

Former DFW media blogger and Dallas Morning News columnist Uncle Barky wrote that Schechter, who he described as a Clark Kent-ish looking guy, was North Texas' best TV storyteller and asked "Why can't more TV reporters be this way?"

Schechter joined WFAA in September 200 from WCCO Minneapolis, Minnesota where he served as the station's investigative reporter for seven years.

Before WCCO, Schechter worked for:

- FOX4 WDAF Kansas City, Missouri - Special Projects Reporter

- WFMJ 21 Youngstown, Ohio - reporter

- KDUB-TV Dubuque, Iowa - Anchor/ Reporter

The University of Michigan grad is a two-time winner of a national Murrow Award, a two-time Scripps Howard winner and a Poynter Institute Ethics Fellow.


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